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Directed by Kurtis Hough

Portland 2016 80 mins.

Winner of the 2014 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, Portland filmmaker Kurtis Hough’s work blends animation, documentary, and the surreal into an investigation of the musical undertones found in abstract patterns of nature. Beginning with time-lapse photography of landscapes from around the planet, Hough’s work captures the lyricism and movements of unseen microscopic formations and natural events that typically go unnoticed by the human eye. The program includes Stumble Then Rise on Some Awkward Morning (2004), Mossgrove/Bed of Moss (2011), Cryosphere (2012) and To See More Light (2015), as well as the premiere of his new film Painted Hills (2016).

An Evening with Kurtis Hough is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oregon Cultural Trust.