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Mendehlson's Incessant Vision

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2013
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • The Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty
Mendehlson's Incessant Vision
a film by director Duki Dror, 71 minutes, English
Part of the 12th Annual Jewish Film Festival

Corrected Date:  Wednesday May 8th, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

The Michigan Theater

603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI

Cost: $10.00 tickets available from Michigan Theater

This award-winning creative homage, illuminates the life of German Jewish Expressionist architect Erich Mendelsohn. The visionary Mendelsohn, a contemporary of Walter Gropius and Miess van der Rohe, 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. The director, Duki Dror, gently breathes life into the correspondence of two passionate artists who helped each other weather a turbulent time in  history. Mendelsohn’s career followed the jagged trajectory of many German Jewish émigrés fleeing Nazism; he worked in England, Israel and finally, in the USA. Mendelsohn’s drawings pulsate with energy and his buildings are stunning. His earlier work, the Einstein Tower, is one of the most important exemplars of modern architecture. Dror deftly juxtaposes the architect’s original designs with contemporary images, weaving in reflections from architects and locals who use these unique buildings today - a testament to the integrity and timelessness of his visionary design.

Also following film, Special Guest Speaker: Jennifer Perlove Siegel, Lecturer in Art History and Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Attendees of film and guest speaker can earn 2 CEU learning units

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