VISUAL ACOUSTICS: THE MODERNISM OF JULIUS SHULMAN – SAT APRIL 21 – 7:00
DIR. ERIC BRICKER
2008 | US | 84 MINS.
Sponsored by Smith Carter Architects and Engineers
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every major modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.
Visual Acoustics won the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Prize at the Lone Star International Film Festival. It has also been screened with much critical acclaim at the Los Angeles Film Festival (world premiere), Festival International Du Film Sur L’Art, LACMA, The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX, and The Marfa Film Festival.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Eric Bricker (@ericbricker512) made his directorial debut with Visual Acoustics. His passion for filmmaking grew out of a background in art, theatre and music; including a B.A. in English Literature and Theater from Indiana University and acting stints with both the California Repertory Company and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Once in LA, Eric turned his focus toward film and television production, working with such notable talent as Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Danny Aiello.
He also nourished his artistic interests by creating an art consultation firm, called Artistic Designs Unlimited. Eric currently has several other projects in development, including two documentary features and a narrative feature, through his company, Kaleidoscope Mediaworks.