The Films of Peter Hutton: A Sense of Place

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.

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