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Yet another legend of experimental film has left us. Peter Hutton, a filmmaker and educator with deep ties to the Bay Area scene of the late 1960s and early 70s, passed away. I only met him once, but we spoke about his film Time and Tide. It's a deceptively simple film, a compilation of a legendary short A Trip Down the Hudson and work Hutton captured himself. The film compares the two time periods, the first shot in black and white and sped-up while the second series takes a slower, longer, and more languid look at the same scenario, a passing down the Hudson. The difference between the two segments is marked, with the encroachment of technology and industry that was briefly visible in the original and a prime feature of Hutton's creation. This is the sort of work that celebrates both the forward movement of industrial progress, and of film itself.
Klaus at Gunpoint
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