Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs

2011, 58 mins, colour, American film, with Hungarian subtitles
D: Jake Gorst

Southern California?s Coachella Valley, including the communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert Hot Springs, boasts hundreds of extraordinary midcentury modern homes, public buildings, commercial structures. Modern designers such as William F. Cody, Albert Frey, William Krisel, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, R. M. Schindler, Donald Wexler, E. Stewart Williams left their collective mark in this desert paradise. Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs traces the history of modern architecture in Palm Springs from the first bold forays into modernist design to the preservation challanges facing the region today. Director Jake Gorst?s film features are archival images and footage as well as interviews with historians, homeowners and the architects who helped create this mecca of modernism.

31st March, 16:00