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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:00 p.m. The Films of Peter Hutton: A Sense of Place
Peter Hutton (U.S., 1990–97)

Introduction/Federico Windhausen

Federico Windhausen programs and writes about experimental film and video, and teaches film history at California College of the Arts.

Peter Hutton’s meditative, silent portraits of place “offer lessons in the art of seeing and fashioning images that make you wonder how anyone could produce something simultaneously so humble and so astounding." (Tom Gunning) This selection of four films from the 1990s takes us from the Hudson River Valley to the cities of New York and Lodz. With inspirations including the Luminist painters and the Lumière Brothers, Hutton’s contemplative long takes exquisitely frame the world.

New York Portrait, Chapter 111 1990, 15 mins, Silent, B&W, 16mm, From Canyon Cinema
In Titan’s Goblet 1991, 10 mins, Silent, B&W, 16mm, From Canyon Cinema
Lodz Symphony 1993, 20 mins, Silent, B&W, 16mm, From Canyon Cinema
Study of A River 1997, Silent, B&W, 16 mins, 16mm, From Canyon Cinema

Total running time: 61 mins