AADFF: Neutra: Survival Through Design

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Jan 22 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:104 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:Austria, Germany, USA, Switzerland, UK
Rating:PG
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):P.J. Letofsky

Description

Toronto Premiere!

Considered one of the most influential modernist architects, PJ Letofsky’s feature documentary takes us inside some of Richard Neutra’s most iconic works. Born in Vienna and relocated to Southern California between world wars, the remarkably prolific Neutra worked with and mentored some of the leading architects of his day. This comprehensive doc tours some of his most enduring and sumptuous creations, and features an illustrious cast of ‘starchitects’ - including Norman Foster and Moshe Safdie - who contextualize Neutra’s critical impact on the modernist movement.

Q&A with director P.J. Letofsky and U of T Dean, Richard Sommer, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Moderated by veteran Toronto Star architecture critic Christopher Hume.

Additional Information

ART, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL
Celebrate the architects, artists and designers who have shaped our world at Toronto’s newest film festival. Featuring special guests and exciting panel discussions.