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ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM Series presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM
Series presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Carsey-Wolf Center, and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB

All films at the Pollock Theater at UCSB (Located at the central bus loop on campus)

In a feast for the eyes, a new film series reveals the stories behind the most intriguing artists and architects of our time.

Daily Pass (good for one or both films): $10 general public / $5 for UCSB students with current ID. Each ticket includes complimentary wine reception at intermission for those ages 21+. Tickets & Info: (805) 893-3535 / www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

SUN, JAN 15 / POLLOCK THEATER
1 PM   The Universe of Keith Haring
This film features interviews and archival footage of Fab 5 Freddy, Grace Jones, Madonna, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol and others. (82 min.)

3 PM   Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
The meteoric rise and fall of the cult artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, including his street-art origins in 1970s New York City, his friendship with Andy Warhol, heroin addiction and more. (93 min.)

SUN, JAN 22 / POLLOCK THEATER
1 PM   Urbanized
From the groundbreaking director of Helvetica, a look at the strategies that go into urban design, with appearances by the world’s foremost architects and thinkers. (85 min.)

3 PM   Objectified
This film examines our relationship with manufactured objects and the astounding inventiveness of designers behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. (76 min.)

SUN, FEB 12 / POLLOCK THEATER
1 PM   How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
The rise of Norman Foster hailed as “the Mozart of modernism,” the mastermind behind the world’s largest building, the tallest bridge and the renovated Reichstag. (79 min.)

3 PM   Malls R Us
A look inside North America’s most popular and profitable suburban destination — the shopping center — a communal paradise and materialistic void. (78 min.)

SUN, FEB 19 / POLLOCK THEATER
1 PM   Alice Neel
A searing portrait of the influential American painter Alice Neel, who was marginalized until the 1960s, when she was embraced by the counterculture. (81 min.)

3 PM   Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
Sophie Fiennes’s mesmerizing portrait of artist Anselm Kiefer, who transformed a derelict industrial space in southern France into a dreamlike city. (105 min.)

SUN, MAR 4 / POLLOCK THEATER
1 PM   Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Charles and Ray Eames were modernist design icons – best known for their mid-century furniture creations. A portrait of the hyper-creative husband-and-wife team and their L.A. studio, dubbed “The Eamery.” Filmmaker Bill Jersey will be in attendance. (84 min.)

3 PM   Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
The architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture into the mainstream, including works by modernist legends like Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra and Frank Gehry. (84 min.)


SUN, MAR 11 / POLLOCK THEATER

1 PM   In a Dream
In a vibrant, bohemian neighborhood of South Philadelphia, 50,000 square feet of concrete are covered with mosaics created by Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist. (80 min.)

3 PM   Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui
and
The Future of Mud: A Tale of Houses and Lives in Djenne
The first film tells the story of an acclaimed African artist who converts used bottle tops into opulent wall hangings. The second examines an tradition of mud architecture in Mali through the story of a mason. (111 min.)

Presented in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, and AIA Santa Barbara, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Additional support provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation and Winick Architects

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