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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center

    1997. USA. Susan Froemke, Bob Eisenhardt, Albert Maysles. 100 min.

Saturday, February 13, 2010, 3:15 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center

    1997. USA. Directed by Susan Froemke, Bob Eisenhardt, Albert Maysles. With Richard Meier, John Walsh, Harold M. Williams, Stephen Rountree. Los Angeles’s Getty Center, a sprawling, six-building hillside complex fourteen years in the making, was to be the architectural vision of renowned architect Richard Meier. Meier’s run-ins with San Diego artist Robert Irwin, commissioned to design the central garden (and to “shake things up a bit,” in the words of one Getty VP); with French architect Thierry Despont, brought in to add color and warmth to the building’s interior; and with Getty executives themselves, who fear that “Richard seems almost to have a hostility toward comfort,” make for wonderful, mesmerizing high drama. 100 min.