I can't wait to see this! Coast Modern is an independent documentary about the rise of modernist architecture on the West Coast. I haven't been able to determine a specific release date, but it is tentatively scheduled for release this fall.
Filmmakers Michael Bernard and Gavin Froome will take us on a journey from Los Angeles to Vancouver; from 1922 up to the present exploring modernist architecture on the West Coast. A core group of architects embraced the Coast with its particular geography and values and they have left behind a legacy of beautiful and inspired dwellings. Today, architects have picked up the thread and they continue to explore and celebrate the principles established by their predecessors.
Intimate interviews and unprecedented access to architects in the film include Arthur Erickson (Vancouver), Fred Bassetti (Seattle), Hernik Bull (Berkley), Michael Folonis (Santa Monica), Dion Neutra (Los Angeles) -son and partner of Modernist pioneer Richard Neutra- , Barbara Bestor (LA) and others. Legendary photographer Julius Shulman will also be featured along with the photographs that brought world attention to the work that has been done in Southern California. They will all share their insight into the Modernist Movement, and its relevance in our lives today.