Close-Up: Peter Hutton's Haikus

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Close-Up and Rattis Books pay tribute to the visionary artist Peter Hutton, one year on from his passing. Presenting the first substantial screening of Hutton’s works in London in a decade, this two-night programme focuses on a cross-section the filmmaker’s intimate and lush portraits of urban, rural and marine environments. We’re pleased to welcome Ed Halter – critic, curator and co-founder of Light Industry in New York – to introduce the programme.

"Hutton's exquisite images, precise, observational style, and use of long takes and silence encourage the mind to roam. These ships come to seem like inspiriting physical measures of mankind's outsized capacity for hard work and boundless imagination, by which we overcome the isolation of the human condition." – Film Comment

"Peter Hutton has been building a radical and singular body of work. A sort of primitive documentary, silent, which celebrates the beauty of the world without forgetting to observe people, the conditions they live and work under..." – Cahiers du cinéma

Programme 1: Time and Tide (August 30th, 19:30h)
- Boston Fire, Peter Hutton,1979, 8 min, B/W, 16mm
- New York Portrait, Chapter II, Peter Hutton, 1981, 16 min, B/W, 16mm
- In Titan’s Goblet, Peter Hutton, 1991, 10 min, B/W, 16mm
- Time and Tide, Peter Hutton, 2000, 35 min, Colour, 16mm

Programme 2: Skagafjordur (August 31st, 19:30h)
- Lodz Symphony, Peter Hutton, 1993, 20 min, B/W, 16mm
- Study of a River, Peter Hutton, 1997, 16 min, B/W, 16mm
- Skagafjordur, Peter Hutton, 2004, 33 min, Colour, 16mm

With thanks to Arka Paul, Ed Halter and Canyon Cinema for making this programme possible

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Close-Up Cinema - London, Reino Unido


Repeats every day 2 times.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 19:30
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 19:30



Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 19:30
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 19:30


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