SF WED APR 16, Emigholz: "Schindler's Houses"

From: konrad (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 15 2008 - 18:53:08 PDT

Quick reminder for Bay Area locals of a very special
show curated by kino21 and co-presented with AIASF,
Goethe Institute and YBCA.

WEDNESDAY April 16th, 7:30PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St.
San Francisco

by Heinz Emigholz
35mm, color/Dolby sound, 99 min. (2007, Austria)

German artist, writer and filmmaker Heinz Emigholz
will be in person to introduce, screen and answer
questions about his film on the houses built in Los
Angeles in the mid-20th Century by Austrian-American
architect Rudolf Schindler.

Shot in May 2006 the film is both a catalog of forty
buildings built the years 1931 to 1952 and a
meditation on urban Los Angeles life. It is also the
filmmaker's latest in a series of considerations of
modern architects through their work: "Architecture as

Note: on April 17th, Pacific Film Archive also shows
more of Emigholz work from this series on architects
Louis Sullivan, and Adolf Loos and Robert Maillart.

I attended the 2003 premiere of his earlier film on
another american maverick architect, Bruce Goff, and i
must say he is excellent at facilitating a rich
reception of his own work, without "explaining" it
away. The film itself is subtle and challenging
without being demanding or pretentious. A rare treat
in the avant garde world!




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