Sunday, December 17, 2000

The Personal Landscape

New Films by Peter Hutton and Mark LaPore

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Our finale for 2000 includes two new films by old friends which premiered at this Fall’s New York Film Festival. Peter Hutton’s Time and Tide: Study of a River, Part 2 (2000), notable as Hutton’s first extended foray into color, continues this filmmaker’s lifelong study of natural rhythms as encountered and articulated through the dual frames of film and camera. Mark LaPore’s The Glass System (2000), shot primarily in Calcutta as well as in New York City, it “looks at life as it is played out in public. Every street corner turned reveals activities both simple and mesmerizing…” (M. LaPore and Laura McPhee) Also: Jeanne Liotta’s beautiful and lyrical Muktikara (1999). (S. Anker)