Friday, June 1, 2012 | 8pm | 1423 S. Main St Suite C
studioMAIN is proud to host “Clean Lines, Open Spaces” this Friday, June 1st, as part of the Little Rock Film Festival. This documentary film by AETN’s Mark Wilcken focuses on the “Mid-Century Modernism” movement in post World War II architecture. Come and learn about the many wonderful buildings of this style that were built in Arkansas, including the Tower Building of Little Rock, the works of famed Arkansas native Edward Durell Stone, and the many other forgotten gems in Arkansas. Doors open at 6pm, be sure to show up early and check out the incredible student design work on display in our gallery, where University of Arkansas students re-envision the future of South Main Street.
“Before World War II there was an evolving movement in architecture that prioritized functionality over form. The “International Style” as it was known, became popular in Europe in the early part of the 20th century, when forward thinking architects and designers were questioning man’s role in the modern world. But it wasn’t until after World War II that modern concepts of design took root in America. The new architecture used modern materials such as reinforced concrete, glass and steel and was defined by clean lines, simple shapes and unornamented facades. “Clean Lines, Open Spaces” is an original documentary produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network that looks at the style we now call “mid-century modern” architecture, the people who shaped it and its place in the landscape of Arkansas’s built environment.”
CAST & CREW LIST:
Producer, Writer, Editor: Mark Wilcken
Director of Photography: Gabe Mayhan
Architectural Advisor: Ethel Goodstein-Murphree
Narration: Chad Bradford
Executive Producer: Carole Adornetto
Come join us at studioMAIN, and celebrate the clean lines and open spaces of great architecture. It is going to be a great night on South Main!!