Coast Modern

Dec 11 - Dec 13, 2012

(Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome, Canada, 2012, Blu-ray, 60 min)

Special pre-screening happy hour December 12, hosted by ARCADE, with filmmakers in attendance!

Returning after its screening in Local Sightings 2012, Coast Modern turns the lens on the sleek interiors and lush gardens of stunning examples of modernist architecture, from Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, from the early 20th century to the second wave of post-war America to today’s current modernist renaissance. Featuring conversations with architects and their patrons, the films asks if Modernism’s time has finally come, or whether it really went away. Cultural critics abound (including a memorable turn from Douglas Coupland), as Coast Modern pays particularly sharp attention to cultural values embodied in architectural form. Interviewed are some of the most respected names in architecture, including James Steele, Barbara Lamprecht, Ray Kappe, Hernik Bull, Pierluigi Serraino, Michael Folonis, Dion Neutra, John Cava, Barbara Bestor and legendary photographer Julius Shulman.

Join us on December 12 at 6pm for a pre-screening happy hour, hosted by ARCADE!  Our bar will be open with special happy hour prices, and Coast Modern producer Leah Mallen and directors Gavin Froome and Mike Bernard will be at the Film Forum for an in-person introduction and Q&A following the 7pm screening.


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