Feb 24, 2017
Modernism Week is proud to present the first U.S. screening of the film Harry Seidler: Modernist, along with welcoming his wife, Penelope Seidler and the director, Daryl Dellora, who have traveled from Australia specifically to attend the U. S. Premier.
This film, which received its Australian Premier recently at the Sydney Opera House, is a retrospective celebration of the life and work of Australias most well-known and controversial architect. Sixty years of work is showcased through sumptuous photography and insightful interviews.
This film charts the life and career of Harry Seidler through the eyes of those that knew him best; his wife of fifty years, Penelope Seidler; co-workers he worked with for 4 decades; and several architectural commentators and experts, including three laureates of the highest architectural honor, the Pritzker Prize, Lord Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers and Glenn Murcutt.
Fleeing his childhood home of Vienna during WWII, Harry eventually settled in Canada, where he studied architecture, becoming a practicing architect at age 24.
Later, while working in the New York office of Marcel Breuer, he traveled in 1948 to Sydney at the request of his mother, Rose, to build her a house, intending to return to New York. However, the house he designed became an overnight sensation and he was inundated with commissions, thus beginning his decades long career in Australia.
After the film (58 min) enjoy a conversation with Penelope Seidler and director Daryl Dellora, moderated by film participant, Vladimir Belogolovsky.
Seidler Film Trailer https://vimeo.com/181150744
Event Restrictions | Special Instructions
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office adjacent to the museums North Parking Lot. Ample free public parking is available in the public garage across from the Museum.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office adjacent to the museums North Parking Lot. Ample free public parking is available in the public garage across from the Museum. Film Only ticket is $18. 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Film and Reception ticket is $60,4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 21 and older please for the reception.