Posted by on Nov 5, 2009
Join Architecture for Humanity in supporting this exclusive Bay Area screening of the documentary 'Visual Acoustics' at the Lumiere Theatre, San Francisco - opening this Friday Nov 6th, for one week only; there is a panel discussion after the Saturday 7:00pm screening. Also showing at Shattuck Cinema, Berkeley.
Julius Shulman was, as many experts agree, the world's greatest architectural photographer. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of this brilliant artist and highlights not only the iconic images that made the man, but the magnetic character behind those images. Shulman captured the work of virtually every modern architect since the 1930s, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His work epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California's modernist movement and ushered modern architecture into the American mainstream. This fascinating portrait is a testament both to the evolution of modern architecture and to the joyful, whip-smart gentleman who captured its indelible images. Taking its aesthetic cues from Shulman's own sensual and nuanced photography, the narrative of director Eric Bricker's film is built from a blend of Shulman's own images as well as in depth interviews with architect Frank Gehry, designer Tom Ford, artist Ed Ruscha, actress Kelly Lynch, writer Mitch Glazer, publisher Benedikt Taschen, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Dante Spinotti, and a host of others.
When: November 6 to November 13, 2009
Where: Landmark Lumiere Theatre, 1572 California Street at Polk, San Francisco; and Landmark Shattuck Cinema, 2230 Shattuck, Berkeley.