Peter B. Hutton – Lodz Symphony (1993)


16mm / 20´ / 1991 / USA

“Images of a vanishing world—the nineteenth-century manufacturing city of Lodz in Poland—are rendered with Atget-like devotion. As he wanders a ghostly city trammeled by history’s cruel progress, Hutton finds poetry in its empty cobblestone streets, its crumbling stone facades, and its cemetery overflowing with the toppled gravestones of Jews. His camera documents vestiges of the city’s dying traditions: the proud guild of chimney sweeps, recognizable by their shiny brass buttons; and the textile looms with their beautiful mechanized movements.” -Josh Siegel, Associate Film Curator, MoMA


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