The 2020-2021 NCModernist/ModHomes Architecture Movie Series
Sponsored by ModHomes Realtor
NCSU Libraries, Witthaus, in situ studio, Hill Country Woodworks, and the Chelsea Theatre
The Chelsea is a beloved Chapel Hill art house theatre that in normal times features fresh organic popcorn, local craft beers, and curated wine and soft drink sections. This year we're ONLINE and GLOBAL with their web viewing platform. We've got exciting architecture films, one a month through April 2021! Proceeds benefit the nonprofit documentation, preservation, and promotion work of NCModernist.
The Human ShelterMonday, April 5
How do we construct homes in today’s worldwide hotspots which are facing the challenges of climate change, globalization and migration? How do people create shelters and feel at home with others and in their bodies? Boris Benjamin Bertram’s film The Human Shelter, explores different people’s ways of creating their homes around the globe. In a refugee camp outside Mosul, in a shanty town on the lagoon in Lagos, or in six square metres in the megacity of Tokyo. The exploring director also visits the Sami reindeer herders in the arctic circle, and NASA’s futuristic Mars habitat in Hawaii, USA. It’s a poetic expedition around four continents. An existential film about how we construct and articulate stories about our homes.
Coming in 2021
Neutra: Survival Through Design
A comprehensive documentary into the 125-year life, work, and times of Austrian/American Architect Richard Neutra – the legacy which continued through the preservation work of sons Raymond and Dion Neutra.
Featuring Q&A with producer PJ Letofsky by phone after the movie.