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Peter Hutton (b. 1944)


Images of Asian Music (A Diary from Life 1973-1974)
Boston Fire (1979)
New York Portrait, Chapter Two (1981)


Peter Hutton (born 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an experimental filmmaker, known primarily for his silent cinematic portraits of cities and landscapes around the world. He has also worked as a professional cinematographer, most notably for his former student Ken Burns. Hutton studied painting, sculpture and film at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has taught filmmaking at CalArts, Hampshire College, Harvard University, SUNY Purchase, and Bard College, where he has served as the director of the Film and Electronic Arts Program since 1989. Much of Hutton's career was influenced by his time in the merchant marine. Hutton's films are distributed by Canyon Cinema in San Francisco. In May 2008 the Museum of Modern Art in New York held a full retrospective of Hutton's films. His most recent work, Three Landscapes premièred at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.