Peter B. Hutton

Peter B. Hutton

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1944-08-24 · Deathday: 2016-06-25 (71 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA

25 Movies

Also Known As: Peter Barrington Hutton · Peter Hutton

Biography

Peter Barrington Hutton (August 24, 1944 – June 25, 2016) was an American experimental filmmaker, known primarily for his silent cinematic portraits of cities and landscapes around the world. He also worked as a professional cinematographer, most notably for his former student Ken Burns, as well as cinematography for Lizzie Borden's "Born in Flames," Sheila McLaughlin and Lynne Tillman's "Committed," assorted films by artist Red Grooms and Albert Maysles' The Gates.

Early Life

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Hutton studied painting, sculpture, and film at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Movies & TV shows

2018.

1 Movie
14 STANDARD 8mm REELS 1981–1988

14 STANDARD 8mm REELS 1981–1988

2018
A few years ago, Preiss had the rare chance to salvage a selection of 8mm reels from his archive; 30 years after it was first shot, this lovingly refashioned material returns as both a luminescent ode...

2015.

1 Movie
The Making of a Superhero Musical

The Making of a Superhero Musical

2015
A mockumentary following the troubled production of Clockmen: The Musical, focusing on a cosplayer-turned-actress who reacts to the stress of the production in a rather unusual manner.

2013.

1 Movie
Three Landscapes

Three Landscapes

2013
Shot on 16mm, this wondrous silent film study from avant-garde master Peter Hutton (At Sea) observes human movement across three distinct landscapes: Detroit, along the Hudson River Valley and in the ...

2007.

1 Movie
At Sea

At Sea

2007
Three segments depicting the life cycle of a freighter boat.

2004.

1 Movie
Skagafjördur

Skagafjördur

2004
A film documenting the landscapes of northern Iceland, as well as a recent work about the Hudson River.

2003.

1 Movie
Two Rivers

Two Rivers

2003
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...

2001.

1 Movie
Looking at the Sea

Looking at the Sea

2001
This movie is about a filmmaker looking at the sea.

2000.

1 Movie
Time and Tide

Time and Tide

2000
Peter Hutton’s meditation on the Hudson River.

1997.

1 Movie
Study of a River

Study of a River

1997
The first part (winter) of a seasonal study of the Hudson river in New York.

1993.

1 Movie
Łódź Symphony

Łódź Symphony

1993
A portrait of Łódź, Poland that exists in a time-warp of sad memory.

1991.

1 Movie
In Titan's Goblet

In Titan's Goblet

1991
In Titan's Goblet refers to a landscape painting by Thomas Cole circa 1833. The film is intended as a homage to Cole, who is regarded as the father of the Hudson River School of painting.

1990.

1 Movie
New York Portrait, Chapter III

New York Portrait, Chapter III

1990
"[Hutton’s] latest urban film, New York Portrait, Chapter III, takes on a unique tone in relation to Hutton’s ongoing exploration of rural landscape. The very fact that Hutton is dealing with older fo...

1987.

1 Movie
Landscape (for Manon)

Landscape (for Manon)

1987
A languid, beautifully shot collection of landscapes, edited into a whimsical and touching film.

1986.

2 Movies
No Picnic

No Picnic

1986
A love letter to New York.
Budapest Portrait (Memories of a City)

Budapest Portrait (Memories of a City)

1986
Peter Hutton’s essay on the naturalization of the urban landscape. Voluptuously gray, worn and lived in, the city is like a stage set for an invisible drama.

1983.

1 Movie
Born in Flames

Born in Flames

1983
In a future where a socialist government is in charge, a group of women decide to organize and rebel.

1981.

1 Movie
New York Portrait, Chapter II

New York Portrait, Chapter II

1981
Chapter Two represents a continuation of daily observations from the environment of Manhattan compiled over a period from 1980-1981. This is the second part of an extended life's portrait of New York....

1979.

2 Movies
New York Portrait, Chapter I

New York Portrait, Chapter I

1979
Hutton's most impressive work ... the filmmaker's style takes on an assertive edge that marks his maturity. The landscape has a majesty that serves to reflect the meditative interiority of the artist ...
Boston Fire

Boston Fire

1979
BOSTON FIRE finds grandeur in smoke rising eloquently from a city blaze. Billowing puffs of darkness blend with fountains of water streaming in from offscreen to orchestrate a play of primal elements....

1975.

1 Movie
Florence

Florence

1975
Florence is a contemplative study of light and shadows, textures and planes, that makes beautiful use of the tonal qualities of black and white film. (mubi.com)

1974.

1 Movie
Images of Asian Music (A Diary from Life 1973-74)

Images of Asian Music (A Diary from Life 1973-74)

1974
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, whi...

1972.

1 Movie
New York Near Sleep for Saskia

New York Near Sleep for Saskia

1972
The film examines subtle changes of light and landscape in New York using exciting juxtapositions of shade and movement. New York Near Sleep uses film to capture light. The duration of perception of t...

1971.

1 Movie
July '71 in San Francisco, Living at Beach Street, Working at Canyon Cinema, Swimming in the Valley of the Moon

July '71 in San Francisco, Living at Beach Street, Working at Canyon Cinema, Swimming in the Valley of the Moon

1971
July ’71 is as much a record of the daily experiences of light and shadow as it is a catalogue of domestic life. More involved with “straight photography” than Brakhage, but far more engaged with tact...

1970.

2 Movies
Riverbody

Riverbody

1970
A continuous dissolve of 87 male and female nudes. "The film's fascination lies with the suspense of that magic moment, halfway between two persons, when the dissolve technique produces composite fig...
In Marin County

In Marin County

1970
"IN MARIN COUNTY approaches the subject of America's ecological disaster as a comic yet bizarre vision. The tradition of Old MacDonald's farm has long since disappeared and in its place are bulldozer ...
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