Thursday, 7:00 pm
(AUSTRALIA 1998, 58 min.) 14A
Partners RPL Film Theatre, Regina Advocates for Design, OPEN, and Winnipeg Architecture FOundation present design-oriented films hoping to challenge perceptions of our built environment while reinforcing the importance of innovation and design.
“Featuring rare interviews with Danish architect, Jorn Utzon (b. 1918-d.2008), the film documents the stunning ups and downs in the lengthy design and construction process of the Sydney Opera House (1959-73)… Characterized by some as a “tempestuous saga” the story is punctuated by lively testimonies from a diverse cast of political and professional participants. Midway through construction, Utzon’s firm was removed from the project! In spite of legendary resistance encountered in the land down under, the design teams’ original vision shines through in the end, remaining a compelling symbol challenging others to push the limits of what is possible.” Architecture + Design Film Festival, Winnipeg Film Group