I'm very excited to bring light to the fact that Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome's film, Coast Modern, one that I've been eagerly awaiting the release of for the past two years, is premiering tonight at the DOXA Festival! Advance tickets are sold out but there's still a chance you could get rush tickets at the door. It starts at 7PM at the Vancity Theatre and all of the info is below.
Filmmakers Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome’s exquisitely cool film glides through the sleek interiors, and lush gardens of some of the most stunning examples of modernist architecture from Vancouver, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. But these houses are not museums—they’re homes for families and real people. In the words of Arthur Erikson: “Honesty was the rallying cry of early modernists and they reduced everything to absolute essentials.” The film traces the emergence of the modernist movement from its first incarnations in 1922 through to current day. Featuring interviews with architects and cultural critics, including a memorable turn from Douglas Coupland, Coast Modern pays particularly sharp attention to cultural values embodied in architectural form. –DW