The 2015-2016 MoHo Architecture Movie Series

October 1, 730pm

James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium, NC State University, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh

The Competition
(2013, 99 minutes)

A raw account of how some of the best architects in the world, design giants like Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, and Zaha Hadid, struggle to beat the competition for the National Museum of Art in Andorra.

While nearly as old as the profession itself, architectural competitions are a social, political and cultural phenomenon of the post-Bilbao museum building bubble. This is the first competition to be documented, producing an unclassifiable piece of art that turns into an intense thriller.  NCMH has been negotiating to show it for two years!,0,214,317_AL_.jpg
November 5, 730pm

James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium, NC State University, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh
Small Houses Double Feature

Lustron:  The House America's Been Waiting For
(2004, 57 minutes)

This is the rise and fall of engineering visionary Carl Strandlund and his post-World-War-II brainchild, the Lustron porcelain-enameled-steel manufactured house.  His Lustron ranch-style house was rot-proof, vermin-proof, never needed painting, had about 1000 square feet of floor space, cost much less than $10,000, and could be erected on-site in less than a week.

Little Boxes: The Legacy of Henry Doelger
(57 minutes)
A documentary celebrating the life and works of SF Bay Area real estate development icon Henry Doelger, a pioneer of mid-century Modern design. 
December 3, 730pm

James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium, NC State University, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh
Holiday Starchitecture Double Feature
Xmas Meier (2013, 37 minutes) 

Xmas Meier takes us, during the Christmas season, in the heart of a working-class neighbourhood in the suburbs of Rome, which had been lifted from anonymity to international renown thanks to the church built by Richard Meier for the Jubilee. There's controversy, caustic irony, and free speech along with the faithful's devotion. Welcome to Rome!

Gehry's Vertigo (2013, 45 minutes)

Gehry's Vertigo offers a rare and vertiginous trip on the top roofs of the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao. Through the portrait of the climbing team in charge of the glass cleaning, their ascensions, their techniques and difficulties, this film observes the complexity and virtuosity of Frank Gehry's architecture.

January 7, 730pm TBA  
February 4, 730pm

James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium, NC State University, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh
Double Feature

Archiculture (2013, 30 minutes)

Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology and the built environment these future architects will create.

Me and My Moulton (2014, 14 minutes)

In this witty animated short film set in 1960's Norway, a seven-year-old girl asks her hopelessly out-of-touch parents for a bicycle, but the unconventional ways of these Modernist architects soon prove to be a source of quite embarrassment and anxiety.  Nominated for a 2015 Academy Award.

Doors to the movie open at 7pm.  Tickets are $10 at the door cash/check/credit/debit.
Mod Squad members get in free until capacity is reached.  
First 100 NCSU students with ID get in free. 
NCSU Friends of the Library get 10% off tickets with FOL Card.

Proceeds benefit NCMH's documentation, preservation, and promotion projects. 
For questions, contact George Smart at 919.740.8407.