Directed by Gavin Froome + Mike Bernard
56 min | 2012 | Canada/USA
**Director Mike Bernard will be in attendance for a post film Q+A
This relaxed journey showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies, all finding beauty in their own times, and all taking us back to the basics of true living – a sense of place, light, and a deep connection to the earth. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic Modernist home can work in collaboration with the natural environment. Dion Neutra tells us that the way to live is to have “the comfort of being inside, yet you have the feeling of being outside,” and it is this established principle that contemporary Modernist architects are emulating and evolving.
Some of the most respected names in architecture are interviewed, including James Steele, Barbara Lamprecht, Ray Kappe, Hernik Bull, Pierluigi Serraino, Michael Folonis, Dion Neutra, Douglas Coupland, John Cava, Barbara Bestor and legendary photographer Julius Shulman.
Official Selection: 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival, 2012 Hawaii International Film Festival
Presented in partnership with
Salt Lake Design Week, American Institute of Architects of Utah, American Institute of Architects of Utah Young Architects Forum, American Planning Association of Utah, University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning, Utah Center for Architecture, and the Utah Heritage Foundation