September 25, 2012 (Cary, NC) — Triangle Modernist Houses’ 4th Annual Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series kicks off on Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. with a special screening of “Coast Modern: Modern Architecture of the Pacific States” at the Galaxy Cinema in Cary.
“Coast Modern” is an independent documentary by directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome. Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from Los Angeles to Vancouver, the film showcases pioneers of west coast Modernist architecture and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside some of the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, the filmmakers show how the light and space of a classic Modernist home works in collaboration with the natural environment.
In the film, Dion Neutra, the son of the modernist master Richard Neutra, notes that the way to live is to have “the comfort of being inside, yet you have the feeling of being outside.” This is the established principle that contemporary Modernist architects are emulating and evolving today.
The documentary spans three generations of Modernist architecture, all of which address what architects interviewed in the film insist are “the basics of true living – a sense of place, light, and a deep connection to the earth.”
Maplewood Building Company is sponsoring this special screening. Modern Home Auction, Go Realty, The Kitchen Specialist, and Carrington Electric LLC, and VMZinc, as well as Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture, are sponsoring the entire series.
Season tickets are $29 per person for five films (once a month, October through February). Individual admission is $9 per person per film, available at the door each night. Mod Squad members are admitted free. Proceeds benefit TMH’s ongoing documentation, preservation, and promotion programs for modernist residential architecture from the 1950s to today.
For more information on “Coast Modern,” go to coastmodernfilm.com.
For more information on Triangle Modernist Houses, visit www.trianglemodernisthouses.
Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 dedicated to restoring and growing modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism. TMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at www.trianglemodernisthouses.