Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architect Eero Saarinen. Best known for designing modernist icons like St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, the General Motors Technical Center, the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. His sudden death at age 51 in 1961 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture.
Hosted by the Robin Boyd Foundation at Walsh Street, the house designed by architect Robin Boyd for his family in 1958, the DADo film festival aims to bring “the best in documentaries and films on architecture, design and urbanism” to Melbourne audiences.
Each screening will be accompanied by a presentation by a guest speaker. Guest speakers in the past have included prominent architects, designers, academics, artists, film critics, and individuals whose interests and experience intersect with a particular film.
Bookings for DADo screenings are open first to film society subscribers. Booking information for non-subscribers can be found here.