|Architecture You Love||A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture|
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Location for all movies:
James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium, NC State University, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh. Loads of free parking adjacent to the Library.
The 2016-2017 MoHo Realty Architecture Movie Series
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $10 at the door, cash and credit cards accepted. Mod Squad members and NCSU Libraries staff get in free until capacity is reached, so come early. First 50 NCSU students with ID get in free. NCSU Friends of the Library get 10% off tickets with a Friends of the Library Card.
This year, in honor of Palm Springs Modernism Week, we feature films about that amazing city's Modernist architects - the hundreds of mid centuryhouses that survive today. NCMH will be there during Modernism Week, and you can too!
Desert Utopia traces the origins of midcentury architecture in Palm Springs. Jake Gorst’s film brings alive landmark structures by Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, William Cody and William Krisel and features never-before-seen archival footage of the architects and construction.
Thursday, October 13, 730pm. Trailer.
During the 1950s and 60s, Donald Wexler pioneered commercial and residential construction using steel and prefabrication. He applied his groundbreaking techniques and unique style to projects for clients such as Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, the Alexander Construction Company and Walt Disney World Resort. Today Donald Wexler’s work is garnering new appreciation worldwide and providing inspirationfor a new generation of architects.
Thursday, November 3, 730pm.
E. Stewart Williams (1909-2005) was a prolific Modernist architect based in Palm Springs. This film traces Williams’ family history and professional career, from the early days designing a home for Frank Sinatra, to the later years, producing civic structures, including the Crafton Hills College, Palm Springs Art Museum and Santa Fe Federal Savings, now the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion.
Thursday, December 1, 730pm. Trailer.
The story of mid-century modern architect William F. Cody is told through the iconic buildings that he created and his impact on the architecture of Palm Springs. Revealing his conceptual designs starting in 1947 and onward into the 70s just before a devastating stroke ended his career. The documentary explores the art behind his structures and how his buildings are now considered masterpieces in the modern desert of Palm Springs.
Thursday, January 12, 730pm. Trailer.
Over the course of his sixty-year career, William Krisel has brought modernism to the masses, designing more than 40,000 individual housing units across the U.S. Krisel’s influential work has become synonymous with mid-20th century Southern Californian design. The documentary explores his life and work, including his roots in 1930s China, his ground-breaking designs for modern living, and interviews with scholars, contemporaries and family.
Thursday, February 2, 730pm. Trailer.
|All proceeds benefit North Carolina Modernist Houses for our mission of documentation, preservation, and promotion of Modernist architecture.|