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Film Screening – Eero
January 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:10 PM
Film: “Eero” a documentary film screening of a film featuring the life and work of Eero Saarinen, The Architect Who Saw the Future.
Showing of the film (the 68 minute version, not the 53 minute version being shown on American Masters on PBS.) Q and A following the film.
Co-Producer, Director of Photography, and the acclaimed architect’s son, Eric Saarinen Attending
Explore the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), whose visionary buildings include National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair.
Travel with his son, Co-Producer and Director of Photography, Eric Saarinen ASC, as he visits the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey, shot in 6K with the latest in drone technology that showcases the architect’s body of timeless work for the first time.
Eero’s sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture. Today, Saarinen’s work stands apart and continues to inspire, especially amongst renewed interest in 20th-century architects and artists who exploded the comfortable constraints of the past to create a robust and daring American aesthetic.
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