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 locations change between Raleigh and Durham.

Movies, dates, and locations are subject to change, so check here before heading out for the night. 

Proceeds benefit NCMH's documentation, preservation,
and promotion projects.  For questions, contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.



Wednesday, December 3, 730pm

1949 - The Fountainhead (114 minutes)
Location:  The Raleigh Grande, Glenwood Avenue and Lynn Road, Raleigh

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 Mystery Science Theatre 3000-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

2005 - The Socialist, the Architect,
and the Twisted Tower (60 minutes)
Location:  Full Frame Theatre, American Tobacco Complex, Durham

The Socialist, The Architect and the Twisted Tower chronicles the intriguing (and twisted) story behind the design and construction of the “Turning Torso,” Europe’s tallest residential building, designed by world famous architect Santiago Calatrava in Malmö, Sweden.   It is a spectacular structure and an even more spectacular project riddled with skyrocketing costs, outsized egos, and at its heart, a debate between new capitalism and old socialist ideals.

For Calatrava, known primarily for public works (such as the Athens Olympic complex and the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub), it is an opportunity to design his first skyscraper. For the city of Malmö, and particularly for Johnny Orback, Board Chairman of the Malmo branch of the co-operative housing association (HSB), an organization rooted in the Swedish welfare tradition, it is a chance to become a European city of the 21st century.  For both men, there is plenty at stake. But as the project progresses, numerous problems come to the forefront. Costs run wild, Calatrava is never available, and for the HSB, the issue of whether this tower is worth it, whether its more important to spend the money on middle class housing, becomes more pressing everyday.


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.
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2013 - The Vision of Paolo Soleri (98 minutes)
Wednesday, February 4, 730pm
Location TBA

A biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri's unprecedented artistic quest. Soleri came to America in 1946 to mentor under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, Arizona. After one and a half years, Soleri left Wright to embark on a blazing original course of his own. While uncovering Soleri's legacy as an architect, environmentalist, and philosopher, the film will pose critical questions about mankind's future, and architecture in a world facing environmental, social, and economic crisis. Few architects have proposed more ambitious design, and been less prone to compromise.



Sponsored by:




Kim Weiss of BluePlate PR, North Carolina's specialist in public relations for design and construction firms.
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2014 - Modern Ruin (74 minutes)
Saturday, March 7, 730pm
Location: TBA

The rise and fall of the Modernist World's Fair Pavilion in the Bronx, designed by Philip Johnson and others, with an introduction by the film's producer and director Matt Silva. 






Trailer coming soon.

Movies, dates, and locations are subject to change, so check here before heading out for the night.  Proceeds benefit NCMH's documentation, preservation,
and promotion projects.  For questions, contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.