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West Coast Premier of Neutra Film, “Windshield: A Vanished Vision”

February 21, 2017 |

$18 - $75

2 Events: Film Only: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Film + Reception: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In the mid-1930s, a scion of one of New England’s oldest and wealthiest families, John Nicholas Brown, and his wife Anne boldly embrace modernism and select the young and ambitious Richard Neutra to build them a 14,510 square foot summer house on Fishers Island, NY that they name “Windshield.”

Through an enormously detailed correspondence, patron and architect discuss every detail of the house’s design and together pursue cutting-edge technology, much of which had only previously been used in commercial architecture. Then, just weeks after the Browns move in, tragedy strikes when the hurricane of 1938 devastates the East Coast.

“Windshield: A Vanished Vision” explores the pivotal impact of the house on Neutra’s career and takes us on a journey with a couple caught between the values of their upbringings and their evolving social ideals.

Directed by granddaughter, Elissa Brown, she lovingly weaves fascinating home movies taken by her grandfather of traveling with Neutra in California, the home’s construction and of the family’s life there, together with son J. Carter Brown’s inspiring memories about the summer house of his youth and the voices of architectural historians Thomas S. Hines and Dietrich Neumann. Elissa Brown, Director 46 min. Trailer: http://windshieldmovie.com/#trailer. A moderated discussion with director Elissa Brown; Raymond Neutra; Dion Neutra, Director of the Neutra Institute; and Neutra scholar Barbara Lamprecht M.Arch., Ph.D will follow the film.

With the Film + Reception ticket, mingle with the director and panelists at an elegant post screening reception at the V Palm Springs Hotel. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres poolside at this stylish new hotel. This event is a co-production of Modernism Week and AmDocs http://www.american-documentary-film-festival.com

Details

Date:
February 21, 2017
Cost:
$18 - $75
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Additional Information

Ages
All ages
Things to Know
Screening and Panel Discussion only, $18

Screening, Panel Discussion and Reception at V Hotel, $75

windshieldmovie.com

A co-production of Modernism Week and AmDocs.
Special Parking Instructions
Ample free parking is available at the Camelot Theatres.
Photography Credits
Courtesy UCLA Special Collections, Young Research Library, Neutra Papers) Music (living) room, September 1939. Photographer: H. Harold Costain

1937 Neutra sketch of the view from northeast of John Nicholas Brown’s house called Windshield. Courtesy of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Courtesy UCLA Special Collections, Young Research Library, Neutra Papers) Music (living) room, September 1939. Photographer: H. Harold Costain
Tour Times
2 Events: Film Only: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Film + Reception: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Number of Times
2 Event Types

Organized By

Modernism Week

Location

Camelot Theatres
2300 E. Barista Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States