How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? plus Visual Acoustics
Thursday starts at 7pm & 8:30
2010 & 2008 - An AIA MOVIE NIGHT event!
NOTE: FREE Tickets are available beginning at 6:00 pm at the Guild Box Office. Tickets will be distributed on a "First Come, First Serve" basis and are limited to 117 participants.
HOW MUCH DOES YOUR BUILDING WEIGH, MR. FOSTER?
Starting at 7pm -
Born in Manchester, England, on the wrong side of the tracks, Norman Foster rose from a humble working class background to become one of the premier modern architects of our time. Beautifully filmed in over ten countries and homing in on his most iconic works, including London's Swiss Re Tower, New York's Hearst Building, Berlin's Reichstag, Beijing Airport's International Terminal and the breathtaking Millau Viaduct, over the Gorges du Tarn in France, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? is an unprecedented exploration of an architect whose quest is to improve the quality of life through design, and his work, which offers striking solutions to humanity's increasing demands.
Featuring Norman Foster, Anthony Caro, Buckminster Fuller, Paul Goldberger, Cai Guo-Qiang, Anish Kapoor, Richard Long, Richard Rogers, Richard Serra, Deyan Sudjic & more. [Dir. Norberto López Amada & Carlos Carcas - 2010 - 80m]
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VISUAL ACOUSTICS: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
Starting at approx. 8:30pm
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.
VISUAL ACOUSTICS won the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Austin Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Lone Star International Film Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the Newport Beach Film Festival. [Dir. Eric Bricker - 2008 - 83m]
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