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Films & Schedules - Sunday, November 18, 2012

COAST MODERN

Sun, Nov 18, 2012
at 4:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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COAST MODERN

DIRECTOR: MIKE BERNARD, GAVIN FROOME - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(DOC) COAST MODERN features lush and fluid camerawork through some spectacular West Coast modernist homes, as well as insight from some of the most respected names in architecture, including James Steele, Barbara Lamprecht, Ray Kappe, Hernik Bull, Pierluigi Serraino, Michael Folonis, Dion Neutra, Douglas Coupland, John Cava, Barbara Bestor, and legendary photographer Julius Shulman. In the words of architect Arthur Erikson: ‘Honesty was the rallying cry of early modernists and they reduced everything to absolute essentials.’ The film traces the emergence of the modernist movement from its first incarnations in 1922 through to the current day. Featuring interviews with architects...

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THE GREAT NORTHWEST

Sun, Nov 18, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE GREAT NORTHWEST

DIRECTOR: MATT MCCORMICK - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick’s new film is inspired by—and recreates—a 3,200-mile road trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who recorded their journey in an elaborate scrapbook of photos, postcards, brochures, and receipts. Fifty years later, McCormick found the scrapbook in a thrift store and, charmed, set out to retrace their route, searching out every stop that the ladies had so lovingly documented five decades earlier. The resulting film juxtaposes the land and landmarks then and now, a double portrait capturing the eternal and the new. “Like McCormick’s other quasi-documentary film projects, THE GREAT NORTHWEST is notable for...

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