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Film Night @ CFA

September 5, 2013

Film Night @ CFA
September 19th at 7pm at the Center for Architecture

Films by Evan Mather:  Feature – A Necessary Ruin: The story of Buckminster Fuller and the Union Tank Car; and shorts A Plea For Modernism; & I am Artist

Upon its completion in October 1958, the Union Tank Car Dome, located north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was the largest clear-span structure in the world. Based on the engineering principles of the visionary design scientist and philosopher Buckminster Fuller, this geodesic dome was, at 384 feet in diameter, the first large scale example of this building type. A Necessary Ruin relates the powerful, compelling narrative of the dome’s history via interviews with architects, engineers, preservationists, media, and artists; animated sequences demonstrating the operation of the facility; and hundreds of rare photographs and video segments taken during the dome’s construction, decline, and demolition. (Evan Mather, U.S.A., 2009, 29:54)

Suggested Donation $5.

The Center for Architecture Film Series is organized by a small group of volunteer curators- This year’s group is headed by Joann Le of Dao Architecture; we also actively invite  enthusiasts to get involved, to contribute to our schedule.  To get involved please contact: Liz Rhodes at AIA Portland.