One of the better documentaries to screen at April's Newport Beach Film Festival was Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, a love letter to the 98-year-old, Brooklyn-born Angeleno who photographed the architectural modernism that sprang up in California in the 1930s thanks to Richard Neutra, Rudolh Schindler, Frank Lloyd Wright, Harwell Hamilton Harris and others.
Eric Bricker's impressive, important and eye-opening motion picture debut wound up winning festival honors for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking. Now the festival and Orange County Museum of Art are teaming up to screen Visual Acoustics and other recent festival films locally again.
Beginning at 8 tonight with Herb & Dorothy--the story of postal clerk Herb Vogel and his wife Dorothy Vogel, who started building one of the most impressive art collections in the early 1960s--films about art, architecture and design will screen the last Thursday of each month over the summer and into fall. Admission into the museum at 650 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, is free to see the films, which will be followed by audience Q&As.
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Rounding out the schedule are: Art & Copy (July 30); Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (Aug. 27); Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (Sept. 24); and Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner (Oct. 29).