Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Film/Video

Julius Shulman (1958), image © J. Paul Getty Trust

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Introduced by the director on Friday only
Eric Bricker, 2008

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, Feb 26, 2010 7 PM
Sat, Feb 27, 2010 7 PM

Julius Shulman’s distinctive photographs brought the beauty of modernist architecture in Southern California to the American mainstream. Filmmaker Eric Bricker brings Shulman’s lasting impact to you—with the help of Frank Gehry, Ed Ruscha, and Dustin Hoffman.

Shulman, a celebrated architectural photographer, built his career on breathtaking images of modern architecture (including works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and Frank Gehry) to the American mainstream. As much an appreciation of the architecture as of the charming, whip-smart man who photographed it, Visual Acoustics is punctuated with remarkable commentaries by Tom Ford, Frank Gehry, Ed Ruscha, cinematographer Dante Spinotti, and Schulman himself. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman. (84 mins., video)

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