MoHo Realty Architecture Movie Series Screens Another Double Feature: “Xmas Meier,” and “Gehry’s Vertigo”

This year’s MoHo Realty Architecture Movie series, sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses and MoHo Realty, continues on Thursday, December 3, at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium, NC State University Centennial Campus, in Raleigh with another double feature.

Xmas MeierThe first film, “Xmas Meier” (2013, 37 minutes) takes viewers, during the Christmas season, into the heart of a working-class neighborhood in the suburbs of Rome that a church built by Richard Meier lifted from obscurityControversy, caustic irony, and free speech are juxtaposed with the faithful’s devotion. L’espresso, an Italian news magazine, called the film, “Delightful, wonderful, cheeky, hilarious! Not to be missed!”

The second feature, “Gehry’s Vertigo” (2013, 45 minutes) offers a Gehry's Vertigorare trip onto the roofs of the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. By following the climbing team in charge of cleaning the glass — their ascensions, their techniques, and their difficulties – the documentary observes the good and not-so-good complexity of Frank Gehry’s architecture.

Monthly through February 2016, the MoHo Realty Architecture Movie Series screens hard-to-find architecture-related films in the Hunt Library Auditorium.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Mod Squad members get in free until capacity is reached. The first 100 NCSU students with a student ID are admitted free of charge. NCSU Friends of the Library receive a 10 percent discount off tickets with a “Friends of the Library” card. The Hunt Library is located on Centennial Campus at 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh. Free parking is available adjacent to the library.

Series sponsor MoHo Realty specializes in modern and unique architect-designed homes in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Other series sponsors include VMZinc and Hill Country Wood Works.

For more information on the series, the films, and to view trailers, go to www.ncmodernist.org/movies.

About NC Modernist Houses: 

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) is an award-winning, 501C3 nonprofit organizations established in 2007 and dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design. The website is now the largest open digital archive for Modernist residential design in America. NCMH also hosts popular architecture events every month and frequent home tours, giving the public access to the most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours and events raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations. For more information: www.ncmodernist.org.  Find NCMH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Pura Vida Promotions To Help Sponsor “Kickin’ Back at the Vineyard” Benefit

March 24, 2008 (KERNERSVILLE, NC) – Pura Vida Promotions of Kernersville, NC, has signed on to help sponsor “Kickin’ Back at the Vineyard,” an afternoon of live bluegrass music, wine tastings, arts and crafts and more at the Hinnant Family Vineyards in Pine Level, NC, to benefit the Bear Creek Center for people with disabilities in LaGrange, NC. The event will take place Saturday, May 10, from noon to 6 p.m.

Owned by Linda Turlington, Pura Vida Promotions (www.puravidapromo.com) provides promotional items for special recognition, customer gifts, weddings, meetings, grand openings and other events, and specializes in awards, screen-printed and embroidered apparel, custom imprinted leather goods, and employee incentive gifts.

Besides its monetary contribution, Pura Vida will supply special advertising products, including sun visors and teeshirts, for the benefit event.

Recording artists Kickin Grass (www.kickingrass.com) will headline the musical part of the day. The afternoon will also include an Arts & Crafts Fair featuring the work of North Caroline artists and craftspeople as well as other made-in-North-Carolina products. A live auction is also being planned, including a chance to bid on a collection of antiques. The winery will offer tastings of some of its award-winning wines. Other vendors will be on hand to provide an assortment of food.

“Kickin’ Back at the Vineyard” is also sponsored by WKIX – Kix Country (97.7 FM), Southern Pharmacies, Frema Motors, Gregory Poole Marine, and the Hinnant Family Vineyards, which is the largest muscadine vineyard in North Carolina.

Tickets, other sponsorship opportunities and vendor sign-ups are available now. Contact Debbie Valentine at 919-941-0530; dvalentine@rhanet.org. For directions to Hinnant Family Vineyards, visit http://www.hinnantvineyards.com.

Hinnant Family Vineyards is conveniently located just off I-95 and Highway 70 between Smithfield and Goldsboro.

Bear Creek Center is a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities lead meaningful lives. For more information visit http://www.rhahowell.org.

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