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to Sept 7 | FREE ARCHITECTURAL FILMS | Mackintosh, Lautner, Frank Lloyd Wright et al | Belem | FREE
July 13, 2018 @ 21:30 - 22:30
One event on July 27, 2018 at 21:30
One event on August 10, 2018 at 21:30
One event on August 24, 2018 at 21:30
One event on September 7, 2018 at 21:30
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, or something like that. Whatever: CCB presents several films this summer on its plaza, for free, about architecture, to remind you that at least this can be done right. One of them is narrated by Sean Connery, and he can probably talk about music for a long time too.
The full program, from the organizers:
MURRAY GRIGOR CYCLE
Murray Grigor is a Scottish director whose films have mainly been centered on architecture. Including television series, documentaries, and promotional films, his works have taken the form of dialogues with some of the greatest names from the world of architecture, ranging from Charles Rennie Mackintosh to John Lautner, and including Robert Adams and Frank Lloyd Wright. With the scenario of A Plaza in the Summer as their backdrop, his films will bring architecture to the screens of the CCB.
13 July 2018 | A Plaza in the Summer | 09:30PM
INFINITE SPACE: THE ARCHITECTURE OF JOHN LAUTNER (2008)
This documentary portrays the work of the visionary genius John Lautner, in his search for an “architecture that has no beginning and no end”. This is the story of a brilliant and complicated life – and of the most sensual architecture of the twentieth century.
27 July 2018 | A Plaza in the Summer | 09:30PM
SEAN CONNERY’S EDINBURGH (1983)
Who better to promote the extraordinary city of Edinburgh (“which seems to have been built as a film set”) than one of its most famous sons, Sir Sean Connery? This film, sponsored by the City of Edinburgh District Council in 1983, is aimed at the tourist industry and was distributed by the British Tourist Authority.
THE HAND OF ADAM (1975)
Made in order to celebrate the European Architectural Heritage Year (1975), this documentary contains a detailed study of the architectural works of the eighteenth-century Scottish architect, Robert Adam. His designs were mainly inspired by Rome and Ancient Greece, styles that the architect studied for several years in Italy.
10 August 2018 | A Plaza in the Summer | 09:30PM
THE ARCHITECTURE OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (1983)
A magnificent and comprehensive look at the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright, from his years of learning with Louis Sullivan in Chicago to his last days in Taliesin, Wisconsin. The film includes rare sequences in which the architect reflects on his own work and its guiding principles, combining most beautiful photography with an imaginative use of details from that period, in order to show those buildings that continue to arouse great admiration even today.
24 August 2018 | A Plaza in the Summer | 09:30PM
SIR JOHN SOANE: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT, AN AMERICAN LEGACY (2005)
All great art is in constant dialogue with the past. Architecture is no exception, as this film demonstrates through its research into the legacy of Sir John Soane (1753-1837), an English architect of rare genius, who had a profound influence on a generation of American architects. This film takes a close look at the influence of antiquity on the work of Sir John Soane, accompanying his visit to Rome and Sicily, and the ways in which his minimalist classical style contributed to freeing American architects from the restrictions of Modernism.
7 September 2018 | A Plaza in the Summer | 09:30PM
A James Bond-type fiction film about an evil woman’s plans to ‘hijack’ the New Town of Cumbernauld. Sponsored by the Cumbernauld Development Corporation, this film is an original take on the ‘promotional’ films produced for Scotland’s New Towns during the 1970s.
SPACE AND LIGHT (1973)
A recent exploration of St Peter’s Seminary, in Cardross on the Firth of Clyde, directed by the Scottish architects Gillespie Kidd and Coia. A documentary that shows the unique features of this seminary, whose design was inspired both by the architecture of Le Corbusier and the Scottish tradition of Mackintosh.
SPACE AND LIGHT REVISITED (2009)
An astonishing film that revisits the building of St. Peter’s Seminary, in Cardross, a modernist masterpiece designed by the architects Gillespie Kidd and Coia, which has lain abandoned for many years.