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RAD film series fall season

The second half of The Contemporary Austin’s 2017 Rooftop Architecture + Design Film series kicks off September 6th! As proud presenting sponsors of this exceptional series, dwg. invites you to join us on the roof to learn about some of the world’s premiere designers.

September 6 + 7
REM: Rem Koolhaas Documentary
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Roof opens 7P, Film at 8P. Tickets at the door.

Directed by Tomas Koolhaas, the architect’s son, this documentary peeks inside the creative mind of Rem Koolhaas, following him around the world, in his daily life and thoughts.

REM also shows a different, more human side to the architect’s most famous buildings and their inhabitants.

October 4 + 5
The Secret Life of Lance Letscher
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Roof opens 7P, Film at 8P. Tickets at the door.

Q&A with artist, director, and composer both nights.

Most notable for his impressively intricate, meticulously crafted, and shockingly colorful collages, Lance Letscher is a singular figure in the contemporary art world. Told through memories of trauma and triumph, the film provides an unprecedented doorway into Letscher’s profound insights on creativity, the subconscious, work ethic, and spirituality.

Through his intricate artistic process, we witness not only the artist’s unwavering determination to stay in the moment but his personal intersection of art and emotion. Featuring detailed images of more than a hundred of his collages, sculptures, and installations, The Secret Life of Lance Letscher offers viewers a visual feast while allowing intimate access into the artist’s methodical techniques, personal challenges, family life, and brilliant mind.

November 15 + 16
Gray Matters
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Roof opens 6:30P, Film at 7:30P. Tickets at the door.

Eileen Gray’s uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in design, decoration, and architecture. Making a reputation with her lacquer work, she became a sought-after designer, then reinvented herself as an architect—a field in which she labored largely in obscurity.

Gray’s pioneering work is being rediscovered today, and her legacy remains elusive and compelling. Watch the trailer below.