The 2014-2015 MODTriangle Architecture Movie Series
Powered by Sarah Sonke of MODTriangle Realty

Series Sponsors Include:


All tickets are $10 at the door.  Mod Squad members get in free until capacity is reached.   Please note that this year, locations change between Raleigh and Durham.



Wednesday, October 1, 730pm
2007 - Fully Awake:  Black Mountain College
(75 minutes)

Location:  Full Frame Theatre, American Tobacco Complex, Durham.  Only 100 seats available - what that means is, get there early if you want a seat!

Introduction by NCSU College of Design Adjunct Associate Professor Margret Kentgens-Craig, author of The Bauhaus in America, speaking about the Bauhaus movement and the influence of Black Mountain College on architecture.

Hidden in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Black Mountain College (1933-1957) was an influential experiment in education that inspired and shaped twentieth century American art. This is a documentary film that explores the college's radical approach to arts education. Learn how the confluence of this diverse community came together to create a unique educational model. Through narration, archive photography, and interviews with students, teachers, historians, and current artists, the movie investigates the development of this very special place; the site of Buckminster Fuller's first geodesic dome, John Cage's first 'happening', Gropius and Breuer, the Black Mountain Review, and how its collaborative curriculum inspired innovations that would change the very definition of "art."

Before the movie, have dinner at one of the ATC's  many restaurants: Cuban Revolution / Ed Mitchell's QUE / Mellow Mushroom / Moe's Southwest Grill / OnlyBurger / Saladelia / The District / Tobacco Road / Tyler's Taproom / Which Wich 

Sponsored by:

 

Dail Dixon FAIA, bringing decades of expertise from mid-century Modernist renovation to inspiring, sustainable 21st-century houses from the ground up.

Unfinished Spaces (2011) Poster

Wednesday, November 5, 730pm
2011 - Unfinished Spaces (86 min)
Location: 
Full Frame Theatre, American Tobacco Complex, Durham

In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant. Forty years later the schools are in use but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream.

Before the movie, have dinner at one of the ATC's  many restaurants: Cuban Revolution / Ed Mitchell's QUE / Mellow Mushroom / Moe's Southwest Grill / OnlyBurger / Saladelia / The District / Tobacco Road / Tyler's Taproom / Which Wich 
 

Sponsored by Randy Lanou, Erik Mehlman, and the staff of



Wednesday, December 3, 730pm

1949 - The Fountainhead (114 minutes)
Location:  Raleigh TBA

The classic film that inspired a generation of architects, based on the Ayn Rand book about the idealisms of architecture vs the realities of architecture.  Starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal, the film has what are now some funny and awkward moments -- which we'll be enhancing MST3K-style with special guests:

 
comedian, architect, blogger, and the master of coffee and angst, Jody Brown; and comedy standup sensation Marcie Maier.


 

Sponsored by:  Adam Carrington of Carrington Electric LLC, specializing in wiring and power solutions for new and existing Modernist houses.


Wednesday, January 7, 730pm

A Calatrava Film TBA
Location:  Full Frame Theatre, American Tobacco Complex, Durham

Before the movie, have dinner at one of the ATC's  many restaurants: Cuban Revolution / Ed Mitchell's QUE / Mellow Mushroom / Moe's Southwest Grill / OnlyBurger / Saladelia / The District / Tobacco Road / Tyler's Taproom / Which Wich 



Sponsored by:  Scott Harmon, David Arneson, and the staff of Center Studio Architecture, the architects behind the recently- announced Jack Tar Hotel renovation in Durham, aka the Oprah Building.
The Competition (2013) Poster

Wednesday, February 4, 730pm
2013 - The Competition (75 minutes)
Location:  AIA North Carolina, 14 East Peace, Raleigh

This fascinating documentary focuses on the politics and the power struggles in an architectural competition between five world-renowned "starchitects" – Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster – to beat each other for a nearly-forgotten Andorran National Museum of Art, still yet to be built.


Sponsored by:



Kim Weiss of BluePlate PR, North Carolina's specialist in public relations for design and construction firms.

Movies are subject to change.  Proceeds benefit NCMH's documentation, preservation,
and promotion projects.  For questions, contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.