Architecture + Film

Architecture + Film



Developed in conjunction with the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s new Architecture + Film series investigates themes in modern and contemporary architecture through the lens of film.

On November 18, the museum will screen Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins. The beauty of Havana lies in the poetry of its flaking façades. The documentary explores the crumbling buildings of Cuba’s capitol city, and the people who inhabit the structures prior to demolition, renovation or collapse. Framed through revealing portraits of the buildings’ dwellers, the film poignantly examines the relationship between person and place, psychology and history.

A short presentation led by Jose Gamez, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UNC Charlotte, will precede the screening.

Note: This film contains language that may not be appropriate for all viewers.

Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
Running time: 86 minutes

The event reception begins at 6 p.m., the discussion and film screening at 7 p.m. Please enter through the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.


Tickets are $15 and include access to museum galleries, light bites and one drink voucher. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone 704.353.9200 or at the Bechtler visitor services desk.

Upcoming Architecture + Film offerings:

December 16 -- Koolhaas HouseLife

January 20 -- Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

February 17 -- Urban Goddess: Jane Jacobs Reconsidered

March 16 -- My Architect: A Son’s Journey


The Bechtler's Architecture + Film series is sponsored by HDR

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