Filmmuseum Munich is offering a series of films celebrating certain architects, titled Portraits of Architects, in April 2011. The segment on John Lautner is the first event of 2011 celebrating the 100th birthday of Lautner.
The series of films includes A Single Man along with several short films featuring Lautner’s buildings, The Spirit in Architecture, the first documentary on Lautner, and Infinite Space, the second documentary. The Lautner segment will be held from April 9 to April 10, 2011. Bette Jane Cohen, director of The Spirit in Architecture, will be available at the screening of her film for discussion. Other Lautner experts are expected but not yet confirmed.
The schedule for the Lautner films:
Saturday, April 9
10104 ANGELO VIEW DRIVE – A 2008
Dorit Margreiter – 6 min (DVD, Loop) DM
THE DESERT HOT SPRINGS MOTEL – A 2007
Sasha Pirker – 11 min, OF (DigiBeta) sixpack
USA 1991 – Bette Jane Cohen – 60 min, OF BJC
SPATIAL PORTRAITS OF LAUTNER HOUSES
USA 2009 – Murray Grigor & Frank Escher
32 min, OF (DigiBeta) Googie *
Bette Jane Cohen will be a guest at the screening of The Spirit in Architecture.
Sunday, April 10
Murray Grigor – 90 min, OF (DigiBeta) Googie
THE SCHAFFER HOUSE – USA 2009
M.Grigor & F.Escher – 3 min, OF (DigiBeta) Googie *
A SINGLE MAN – 2009
Tom Ford – 101 min, OmU Senator / Central
Additional events are planned for the 100th birthday this year. Dates are not yet firm. We will post a calendar of events when we have them tied down.