Three Muses and Nihon Kyuukei Premiere: December 12th at 8pm

November 27th, 2012 by

When: Wednesday December 12th, 2012 at 8PM (one night only)
Where: Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton Street)
Purchase advance tickets ($5-10 sliding scale): https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=208665
Full program of films: http://cstpdx.com/show/nick-peterson-films-new-and-old

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Hello Friends,

It’s been an extremely busy year for me and to wrap it up I have a pair of new films I am very excited to share with all of you. These films had me lugging heavy 35mm equipment through Central Oregon for that ‘perfect shot’ as well as got me completely lost on the massive railway network of Japan in an effort to film the out-of-the-way and rare moments of a breathtakingly beautiful country. In the end, they invite the viewer to hear the unspoken stories that lie between lines of dialogue and consist of an ever present theme that explores the human condition yet inspires creative interpretation.

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The Three Muses, is a trilogy of portraits of individuals who have personally influenced me and represent various stages of the awareness and influence of art throughout a persons life. A laborious effort, from carrying over 90 pounds of film equipment across the treacherous snow-covered obsidian flows of Paulina Peak to the construction of a performance stage in the middle of Summit Lake atop Mt Hood, Muses was as much of a physical endurance trial as it was a collaborative feat of tenacity and vision. This trilogy was funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Starring
Why I Must Be Careful (Seth Brown and John Niekrasz)
Yuna Lee
Eugene Valjean
Jin Camou
and
Joe Haege

Music By
Eric Schopmeyer

Film By
Nick Peterson

More information about the film: http://www.sampofilms.com/three_muses

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Nihon Kyuukei (9 Views of Japan) is a collection of landscape portraits shot over the course of a 3 week visit to Japan last summer. It sent me to remote and rural destinations in search of the distinctive relationship between Japan’s scenic vistas and the character of it’s people.

More information about the film: http://www.sampofilms.com/nihon_kyuukei