Frei Otto: Spanning the Future

United States | 2016 | 60 min
English | Subtitles in French
Distribution: Tensile Evolution North America, Inc.
Editing: Wyatt Daily, Heather Dalton, Szymon Kubica
Music: Karam Salem
Narration: Michael Paglia
Producer: Simon K Chiu
Script: Michael Paglia
Production: Tensile Evolution North America, Inc.
 

Synopsis

Presented in partnership with Provencher roy

In one of the last interviews given before his death, German architect Frei Otto talks about his influences, and the formal and philosophical principles that guided his work. The designer of Munich’s celebrated Olympic Stadium is renowned for his canvas structures, the ethereal and emblematic membranes that emphasize the link between architecture and the forces of nature. Among his major creations: the German Pavilion at Montreal’s Expo 67, which vaulted him into the pantheon of visionary modern architects, alongside Buckminster Fuller, Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra. This film by Joshua V. Hassel takes viewers on an historical journey, shedding light on an architect who inspired the world of tomorrow.

Directors

Joshua Hassel

Producer and director Joshua V. Hassel creates enduring profiles of artists, art and architecture. Known for his acclaimed public television documentaries Sandzén: Ecstasy of Color (2010), Kirkland Museum (2003), Radical Geometry: The New Denver Art Museum, Allen True’s West (2009), REX RAY: How to Make a Rex Ray (2009), and Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey (2012), he collaborates with scholars, historians and curators to produce educational, entertaining and award-winning documentaries.
Filmography | Tolerance : Mary Mackey and the East Side Gallery (2014) ; Neal Cassady : The Denver Years (2014) ; Anders Zorn in the Gilded Age (2013) ; Edgar Payne : The Scenic Journey (2012) ; Sandzén : Ecstasy of Color (2010) ; REX RAY : How to Make a Rex Ray (2009) ; Allen True's West (2009).

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Screenings playing this movie

18:15
Centre Canadien d’Architecture - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
Screening # 53
Presented by Provencheroy
Frei Otto: Spanning the Future
FIFA Grand Panorama

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future

United States | 60 min | 2016

English | Subtitles in French

Science Fiction from the Past
FIFA Grand Panorama

Science Fiction from the Past

Germany | 60 min | 2016

German | Subtitles in English

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18:15
Centre Canadien d’Architecture - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
Screening # 79
Presented by Provencheroy
Frei Otto: Spanning the Future
FIFA Grand Panorama

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future

United States | 60 min | 2016

English | Subtitles in French

Science Fiction from the Past
FIFA Grand Panorama

Science Fiction from the Past

Germany | 60 min | 2016

German | Subtitles in English

Buy
tickets