Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Architecture + Film series goes Cuban

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 10:11 AM

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The Architecture + Film series continues at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art with a screening of the Spanish (with English subtitles) documentary, Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins this Friday (Nov. 18). The film focuses on a cluster of Cuban citizens who are devoted to dwelling in structures that were once magnificent and are now on the verge of collapse. A short presentation by José Gámez, an associate professor of architecture and urban design at UNC Charlotte, follows the screening.

$15 (also includes light snacks, a drink ticket and access to galleries through 9 p.m.). Reception at 6 p.m.; film starts at 7 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200. www.bechtler.org.

Upcoming features in the Architecture + Film series include:
Koolhaas HouseLife on Dec. 16
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House on Jan. 20
Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered on Feb. 17
My Architect: A Son’s Journey on March 16

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