Thursday 9th Nov 2017
7 – 8:30pm
Put on by Space.City, SIFF
Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future examines the life of an architectural giant who envisioned the future. His sudden untimely death at age 51 cut short what continues to be one of the most influential legacies in American architecture and continues to inspire architects today.
Eero Saarinen’s visionary buildings include National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. Travel with his son, Eric Saarinen, as he visits the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey that showcases the architect’s body of timeless work for the first time. Today, Saarinen’s work stands apart and continues to inspire.
Directed by: Peter Rosen, 2016, 70 minutes.
– via SIFF