Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future (2016) film screening

Friday, March 3, 2017

6:00 pm

Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford Graduate School of Education Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford University Libraries

Join us for the screening of Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future (2016) and Q&A with Eric Saarinen

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, Director of Photography Eric Saarinen, 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. Produced and Directed by Peter Rosen.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Eero Saarinen's son and Director of Photography, Eric Saarinen.

The event is co-sponsored by The Finlandia Foundation San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Opening words will be delivered by Mr. Michel W. Wendell, Honorary Consul of Finland.

When:
Friday, March 3, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:
Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford Graduate School of Education Map
Admission:

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.

Closest free parking may be found on Galvez Street, Serra Street, or Roth way.

Tags:

Arts International Environment Visual Film Screening 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650-847-9115, liisi.esse@stanford.edu