More Titles in DCFA Architecture Film Series Announced

We are thrilled to continue our Architecture Film Series and announce the first four films to be screened in 2010.  All screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are followed by a discussion period.  Popcorn and soft drinks are served.  A donation of $10 per person to the Dallas Center for Architecture is requested.  To RSVP or for more information, please e-mail  The Dallas Center for Architecture is located at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 100.  More details can be found on our website at

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
January 13, 2010
7:30 p.m.

Sophisticated New Yorkers Jim and Muriel Blandings (Cary Grant and Myrna Loy) pack up their two girls and leave their jaded city life for a dreamy getaway in rural Connecticut. Trouble is, they don't know what they're in for.  They must work with an architect to keep their dreams within budget and are challenged constantly through the design and building process.  As local tradesmen increase their work rates and try to cash in on the recent transplants, Grant's job as an advertising executive may be on the line if he can't think of a slogan to sell ham!

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1995)
February 10, 2010
7:30 p.m.

In this Academy Award-winning documentary, filmmaker Freida Lee Mock captures the genius of Maya Lin, a visionary architect vaulted to fame at age 20 after her pared-down, modern and controversial design was chosen to memorialize the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. The film also describes other memorials Maya Lin has created, such as the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama.

Antonio Gaudi (1984)
March 10, 2010
7:30 p.m.

The great innovator of the Spanish art nouveau movement, architect and sculptor Antonio Gaudi left an indelible mark on artists Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali -- and on the city of Barcelona, where the bulk of Gaudi's distinctive work still stands. Using minimal narration in this astonishing documentary, Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara guides viewers through the achievements of the playful, Gothic surrealist.

Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)
April 14, 2010
7:30 p.m.

In this intimate documentary, Sydney Pollack explores the signature style of his friend, architect Frank Gehry—whose famous works include the Fish in Barcelona, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and various residences. Pollack starts with Gehry's original sketches and follows their evolution from a 3D model to a computer-assisted rendition, on to construction and, finally, to the polished finished product.

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