Within/Without: New Films by Gatten and Hutton

Co-presented with PDX Film Festival

Apr. 21 - 9:30 pm
Guild Theatre
829 Park Avenue

About This Screening

As a special program for the PDX Film Festival, we¹re excited to present two new works by some of our old favorites, David Gatten and Peter Hutton. David Gatten's recent work has been focused on The Byrd Project, a cycle of nine films about the Byrd family of Virginia during the early 18th century. Focusing on the family's library, their private histories, and public life, Gatten explores the intersection of the written word and moving image to bring together a narrative: poetic, philosophical, and personal. The Great Art of Knowing, the fourth part of the cycle, combines Athanasius Kircher's 17th century encyclopedia, with images and words from Leonardo da Vinci as well as 19th century scientist, photographer, and early cinema pioneer Jules-Etienne Marey. Peter Hutton's large body of work from the past 35 years is made up of stunningly photographed portraits of cities and natural landscapes. Using long, silent, meditative shots that reveal the subtle rhythms of each particular scene and give the audience the gift of time to explore that landscape, Hutton has an eye for painterly composition and exquisite natural light. Hutton's newest film Skagafjordur documents the stark, desolate and stunning geography of Iceland's Northern region.

Program Details

Thursday April 21
  • The Great Art of Knowing
    by David Gatten
    2004, 16mm, b&w, silent, 37 min.
  • Skagafjordur
    by Peter Hutton
    USA, Iceland, 2004, 16mm, color/b&w, silent, 33 min.

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