Cellular Cinema 23 – A Roll for Peter

Sunday, April 23, 2017
7:00 pm / Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets: $6-$12 sliding scale

Cellular Cinema is an organically evolving, ongoing screening series of experimental film, video and performance. As far as we know it’s the only regularly occurring event in Minneapolis or St. Paul that features short form, experimental contemporary moving image art.

The Cellular Cinema community is dedicated to the idea that moving image art can be a realm of exploration, improvisation and play on a small scale, using a wide range of tools, techniques and technologies, unbound by the commercial considerations of mainstream narrative media.

We have the capacity to screen work on 16mm, super-8, sometimes with multiple projectors, sometimes including live sound or performance accompaniment, as well as HD and SD video.

Beginning in October 2014, the Cellular Cinema community has welcomed guest curators from across the country and has featured work of numerous nationally renowned and local artists.

April: Cellular Cinema is honored to present "A Roll for Peter," a 16mm, black-and-white, multi-artist tribute to a giant of experimental film who passed away in 2016.

These works will be screened along with "New York Portrait, Chapter 1" by Peter Hutton himself, and a short work by Laida Lertxundi, one of his former students and now an accomplished experimental filmmaker whose work has screened around the world.

Lertxundi on Hutton:

He was my first teacher, he taught me how to shoot. It was very hands-on, we would go up and down the Hudson River. We were taking history and theory classes separate from that. With him it was all practice. The idea was you would keep shooting and shooting until something accumulates. You didn’t need to have something completely planned. It’s also like an instrument, the camera, and you have to shoot a lot to learn how to get what you want. We shot landscapes. There’s something about his films, it’s really hard to describe them… The experience of the sublime. The ecstatic, transcendental quality of the way he captured things.

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