October 6, 2011 (Cary, NC) – The 2011-2012 season of the Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series opens at the Galaxy Cinema in Cary on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m., with the documentary “Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect.” The series is hosted by Triangle Modernist Houses, an award-winning local nonprofit for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of residential Modernist design.
Rem Koolhaas, 67, is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, and Professor in Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He won the Pritzker Prize in 2000 and Time magazine named him one of “The World’s Most Influential People” in 2008.
According to the film’s synopsis, “Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas.” Directed by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch, the documentary is “an engaging portrait of a visionary man [and] a visually inventive, thought-provoking portrait of the architect.”
Koolhaas himself has called it “the only film about me that I have liked.”
Other sponsors for this special screening include Kontek, Alphin Design-Build, Cherry Modern Interior Design, Dail Dixon FAIA, Studio B Architecture, ModernHomeAuction.com, and Eidolon Design. Tickets are $9 at the door. To reserve discount advance season tickets, go to www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/register.htm.
Special associated offer: Bombay Beijing, an Indo-Chinese restaurant across the street from the Galaxy Cinema, offers film-goers a free ticket for every $15 spent in the restaurant that night before the movie.
The Galaxy Cinema is located at 770 Cary Towne Boulevard, Cary, NC 27513; 919-463-9989. For more information and directions: www.mygalaxycinema.com.
“Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect” is the first of six architecture films in this year’s series. They run on certain Thursdays monthly from October through March. To see the entire line-up, go to www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/movies.
Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit organization established in 2007 and dedicated to documenting, preserving and promoting modernist residential architecture. The award-winning website is now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America. 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 and a host of other TMH-sponsored events raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at www.trianglemodernisthouses.com. TMH also has an active community on Facebook.