Two Movies, One Architect Showing in the Loop


Architecture has the power to change the world.  But architects just aren’t Hollywood darlings the way that cops or firemen or lawyers are, so there are very few movies about people who make great buildings.  But two films about Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí are going to be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 North State Street) this month.

Sagrada movie posterThe first starts this Friday, December 12th, and is called Sagrada: The  Mystery of Creation, and is about his unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, Spain.  It runs through December 29th.

The Siskel is also running another Gaudi film this month, Antonio Gaudi.  This starts on December 20th, and is described by the theater as, “the ever-popular cult film by Hiroshi Teshigahara (WOMAN OF THE DUNES), inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí.”  It runs until the 30th.

Not sure which one to see?  Why not both?  The Film Center is running a special where if you buy tickets to one of the movies, you get tickets to the other for just $7 for adult non-members ($4 for members, $5 for students).


Author: Editor

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