Mendelsohn's Incessant Visions
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013 | UCLA CAMPUS | JAMES BRIDGES THEATER
6:30PM Reception | 7:00PM Film Screening
followed by a Discussion with Duki Dror, A.UD Professor Mark Mack and Architecture and Design Film Festival Director Kyle Bergman, AIA
This award-winning film illuminates the life of German Jewish Expressionist architect Erich Mendelsohn. A contemporary of Walter Gropius and Miese van der Rohe and mentor to Richard Neutra, Mendelsohn produced works that have influenced generations of architects. His story unfolds through the letter exchange with Louise, a beautiful young cellist, who became his wife. Duki Dror gently breathes life into the correspondence of two passionate artists who helped each other weather a turbulent time in history (WWII). Dror juxtaposes the architect’s original designs with contemporary images, weaving in reflections from architects and locals who use these unique buildings today.
DUKI DROR was born in Tel Aviv and educated at UCLA and Columbia College in Chicago. He is one of the most prolific documentary filmmakers in Israel today. His extensive body of work - personal films, character driven feature-docs, experimental docs and unique biographies on artists, have won him international attention and success.
This event is free and open the public. To RSVP or for more information, please call (310) 825-9646 or visit www.international.ucla.edu/israel.