Monday, October 01, 2007

Architecture in Film: Public Movies in Oakland

The American Institute of Architects, East Bay joins communities across the country in celebrating Architecture Month in October by screening four popular movies that honor architects and architecture. Shown by AIA East Bay will be:

October 1: My Architect, a son’s journey. Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to
understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone
in 1974.

October 15: The Fountainhead (1949, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal) Based on the
novel by philosopher Ayn Rand, this is the story of architect Howard Roark.

October 22: Sketches of Frank Gehry, by Sidney Pollack. A look at the life
and work of the renowned architect.

October 29: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1949, Cary Grant, Myrna Loy)

These are open to the public; all are welcome to attend.A $2/per
person donation is requested at the door to benefit Rebuilding
Together Oakland. Sorry, only bottled water is allowed in the theater.

WHEN: Monday, October 1, 15, 22 and 29
6:00 p.m.

1405 Clay Street, Oakland—12th Street/City Center BART exit

For more information: If you want more information about Architecture Month, please call Sidney Sweeney at 510/464-3600.

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