Film: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw The Future

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Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future
Produced by Directed Peter Rosen & Eric Saarinen
Wednesday, March 1
7pm doors open
8pm film begins
Admission: $5 (free for members), buy advance tickets at mocadetroit.org

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center, Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. His sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture.

Saarinen’s son, director of photography and co-producer Eric Saarinen, visits the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey. Shot in 6K with the latest in drone technology, the film showcases the architect’s body of timeless work for the first time. The documentary also features rare archival interviews with Eero and his second wife, The New York Times art critic Aline Saarinen, as well as letters and quotations from Aline’s memoirs voiced respectively by Peter Franzén and Blythe Danner.

This film is a co production of Peter Rosen Productions, Inc with WNET/Thirteen's American Masters.

A Q&A with Eric Saarinen will follow the film.
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By: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD