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  • Images of Asian Music

    1973–74. USA. Peter Hutton. 29 min.

  • Two Rivers

    2001–02. USA. Peter Hutton. 45 min.

Thursday, May 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Images of Asian Music

    1973–74. USA. Directed by Peter Hutton. A contemplative, seemingly timeless record of the years Hutton spent in Southeast Asia while working as a merchant seaman. Jon Jost writes, "The film is rich with truly wonderful visions: a thick, white porcelain cup perched on a ship's rail, the tea within swaying gently in sync with the ship while the sea rushes by beyond…the faces of crewmen posing awkwardly but also movingly for the camera; a cockfight on ship; scenes from a bucolic pre–Pol Pot Phnom Penh. Images has the haunting elegiac resonance of Eugène Atget's Paris, the echo of a time and place that was." 29 min.

  • Two Rivers

    2001–02. USA. Directed by Peter Hutton. Commissioned by the arts organization Minetta Brook, Two Rivers was inspired by Henry Hudson's failed 1609 quest to discover a trade route between North America and China. Hutton observes the bustling industry of the Hudson from atop a ship's deck and through monocular portholes and hawsepipes before his panorama opens onto the quietude of the wooded palisades farther north. He then explores the Three Gorges area of the Yangtze River as it unfolds like a Chinese scroll painting, bearing witness to a spectral, sulfurous landscape of factory villages that has since been flooded by China's monumental hydroelectric dam project. 45 min.

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