Bechtler Modernism + Film Series

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October 19, 2023 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Savona Mill, 500 S Turner Ave., Charlotte

Returning this fall, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s Modernism + Film series kicks off with a slate of films that cut a cross-section through Modernity, from its emergence in the late-nineteenth century to its uncertain fate in the early twenty-first century.

Developed in partnership with the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, this year’s programs are organized chronologically, according to the stages of Modernity that they capture. Many of the films are contemporaneous with their subject matter, while others are recent and reflect upon the history of the period through a variety of storytelling methods and modes of documentation. Together, they chart the trajectory of the social, technological, and aesthetic conditions of Modernism. 

Join us for an extraordinary community evening of art, architecture, and cinema as we proudly present a captivating screening at the historic Savona Mill. Discover the fascinating interplay between creativity and craftsmanship where the spotlight is cast on the theme of "Production." Immerse yourself in an array of cinematic experiences that delve into the intricate processes of creation, from the birth of iconic skyscrapers to the groundbreaking deconstruction of architectural norms. Experience an enlightening exploration of the artistry behind production, as we showcase a curated selection of documentary shorts that redefine the boundaries of innovation featuring Skyscraper (Shirley Clarke, 1959, USA), Splitting (Gordon Matta-Clark, 1974, USA), and Bingo Ninths (Gordon Matta-Clark, 1974, USA). In the juxtaposition of these shorts, one can truly appreciate the diverse facets of production – from the construction of monumental structures to the deconstruction of the norm, all captured on the canvas of celluloid. 

Find more information here. CoA+A majors receive FREE admission with their museum pass sticker.