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Coast Modern - a documentary film

Postby scandimod » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:26 am

A couple of Vancouver filmmakers are working on a documentary, slated for release this fall, about modern architecture on the west coast of North America. A trailer is here:

http://vimeo.com/4821872?pg=embed&sec=

The About section of the Coast Modern blog describes the film:

"Filmmakers Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome will take us on a journey from Los Angeles to Vancouver; from 1922 up to the present exploring modernist architecture on the West Coast. A core group of architects embraced the Coast with its particular geography and values and they have left behind a legacy of beautiful and inspired dwellings. Today, architects have picked up the thread and they continue to explore and celebrate the principles established by their predecessors.

Intimate interviews and unprecedented access to architects in the film include Arthur Erickson (Vancouver), Fred Bassetti (Seattle), Hernik Bull (Berkley), Michael Folonis (Santa Monica), Dion Neutra (Los Angeles) -son and partner of Modernist pioneer Richard Neutra- , Barbara Bestor (LA) and others. They will all share their insight into the Modernist Movement, and its relevance in our lives today.

Legendary photographer Julius Shulman will also be featured along with the photographs that brought world attention to the work that has been done in Southern California. He has since been photographing architecture for 70 years and is known for steadily creating one of the most comprehensive visual chronologies of Modernist Architecture.

Dwellers in modernist houses will be also interviewed; from renowned hip-hop producer DJ Greyboy who inhabits an 1950s Edward Killingsworth-designed house in LA, to a Vancouverite who restored a vintage Ron Thom house to its original luster. They will talk about how the space that one lives in influences their life. The modernist houses themselves will take centre stage, shot in high definition: the open plans, simplicity of form and integration of site will awe and inspire."

Much anticipated I am sure.

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Postby eggMCMuffin » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:08 am

That looks really great-- Looking forward to giving them my money this Fall!
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