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MORE MIDMOD MOVIES VI: CANCON 150
Modernist Architecture & Design Film Series
In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial this year’s documentary film series will feature an all-Canadian line-up of unique critically-acclaimed movies highlighting Modernist architecture and design. The series covers a wide range of design-oriented topics from architecture and interior design to graphics and product design. Presented by Forest City Modern and London Public Library.

EXPO 67: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
A film by Guylaine Maroist, Michel Barbeau & Eric Ruel
2017 | 68m
English & French w subtitles
Thursday, September 14, 7pm
EXPO 67 almost didn’t happen. Join us for this behind-the-scenes, countdown thriller revealing never before seen footage, photos, and fascinating interviews about how Canada pulled off the most successful world exposition ever!

ROGER D’ASTOUS
Directed by Etienne Desrosiers
2016 | 103m
English & French w subtitles
Thursday, September 21, 7pm
A student of Frank Lloyd Wright, flamboyant Quebec starchitect Roger D'Astous created a nordic Canadian architecture. Along with his pavilions at Expo 67 and the Athletes Housing Complex for the 1976 Olympic Games, his residences are sensual vessels and his churches sumptuous spaceships.

SACRED MODERN: PHOTO TOUR OF LONDON’S MODERNIST CHURCHES
MJ Idzerda
60m
Thursday, September 28, 7pm
Come explore the Modernist architecture of some of London’s classic MidMod churches with local photographer and architecture enthusiast M.J. Idzerda.

CITIZEN LAMBERT: JOAN OF ARCHITECTURE
Directed by Teri Wehn-Damisch
2007 | 52m
Thursday, October 5, 7pm
An intimate portrait of legendary Canadian architect Phyllis Lambert. The founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Lambert commissioned Mies van der Rohe to design New York's iconic Seagram Building in the 1950s and founded Heritage Montréal in 1979.

THE MAKING OF ICONS: THE HOUSE THAT BEER BUILT and THE BUILDING OF THE FESTIVAL THEATRE
Directed by Mark Bochsler / Made by Dr. William Macauley Gilmore
2010 | 43m / 2011 | 37m
Thursday, October 12, 7pm
A theatrical double feature! Learn how the religious right and the labour left nearly stopped Toronto’s renowned O'Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts (now the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) from being built. Digitally restored photographs reveal architect Peter Dickinson’s design as well as the creation of its iconic mural The Seven Lively Arts by R.York Wilson. Followed by a short full-colour film chronicling the construction of Stratford’s Festival Theatre from groundbreaking to opening night.

MOSHE SAFDIE: THE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE
Directed by Donald Winkler
2005 | 91m
Thursday, October 19, 7pm
Canadian-Israeli starchitect Moshe Safdie burst onto the world stage while only 23 years old with the revolutionary Habitat '67 complex. The film chronicles his life from McGill and apprenticing with legendary Louis Kahn through highlights of his career including Habitat, the National Gallery of Canada, and Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum.

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