Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future
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Showings
Ticket Prices
General Public:$8.50
Members:$5.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:Special Screenings
Tags:Arts
Biography
Documentary
Release Year:2016
Runtime:68 min
Country:USA
Finland
Language:English
Print Source:PBS
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJE2zpyX3i0
Cast/Crew
Director:Peter Rosen
Producer:Peter Rosen
Eric Saarinen
Cinematographer:Eric Saarinen
Editor:Kris Liem
Adam Zucker
Composer:Moby
Principal Cast:Blythe Danner
Peter Franzén
Description

Co-Producer, Director of Photography, and the acclaimed architect's son, Eric Saarinen Attending

Explore the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), whose 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, Co-Producer and Director of Photography, Eric Saarinen ASC, as he visits the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey, shot in 6K with the latest in drone technology that showcases the architect’s body of timeless work for the first time.

Eero’s sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture. Today, Saarinen’s work stands apart and continues to inspire, especially amongst renewed interest in 20th-century architects and artists who exploded the comfortable constraints of the past to create a robust and daring American aesthetic.


Presented by:

K Marianne Wargelin, Honorary Consul of Finland