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Film Screening: "Getting Frank Gehry"
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12/14/2017
When: Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States


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Join AIASF for a casual movie night, complete with popcorn, beer + wine, and a fun film!
Doors open at 6:00 pm, showtime at 6:30 pm.

 

Getting Frank Gehry
2015 | 59 min.
Director: Sally Aitken

Drawing on a life's work defined by controversial and ground-breaking ideas, the world's greatest architect has inaugurated his first Australian building - and debate still rages over whether it is eyesore or icon. The University of Technology, Sydney’s new business school, is Frank Gehry’s daring ‘Treehouse project’, otherwise known as the 'crumpled brown paper bag’ to its critics. At first sight, the school will almost certainly shock anyone not already familiar with Gehry’s work elsewhere around the world. Designed to be radical inside and out, the building is sure to provoke conflicts for decades, and yet is highly likely to be hailed as a masterpiece of early 21st century architecture in time, just as so many of his other creations have already been.

The film follows the drama as Gehry’s vision for this commission is realized. Through the construction of this building, his challenging work is examined over a period of 40 years. Four key phases of creativity, epitomized by four great buildings, The Gehry House, The Vitra Museum, The Guggenheim Bilbao and MIT’s Stata Centre, chart the evolution of ideas over a lifetime of controversy to play out on the downtown Sydney construction site.

 


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