The Eliel and Eero Saarinen-designed Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis is the location for Docomomo US/MN’s spring presentation of the documentary film “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future.” Eliel designed the sanctuary of Christ Church Lutheran (1949) and his son Eero designed the church’s education wing (1962).
Co-produced by director of photography Eric Saarinen, Eero’s son, the film explores the life and visionary work of the Finnish-American modernist architect (1910-1961). In the film, Eric visits the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey using drone technology that showcases the architecture. The documentary also features rare archival interviews with Eero and his second wife, The New York Times art critic Aline Saarinen, as well as letters and quotations from Aline’s memoirs voiced respectively by Peter Franzén and Blythe Danner.
6:00-6:45pm: Reception in the Luther Lounge
6:45-7:45pm: Film Screening in the Gymnasium
7:45-8:00pm: Discussion hosted by Friends of Christ Church Lutheran, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promoting and raising funds for the preservation of this National Historic Landmark
Free admission. RSVP requested.