Premiere Screening — Neutra - Survival Through Design is a feature documentary into the life and work of Austrian/ American Architect Richard Neutra -- the legacy which continues to this day through the work of son Dion Neutra, who was intimately involved with the day to day work for over 30 years.
Survival Through Design, the title derived from the prophetic 1954 book by Richard Neutra, is a personal, passionate, colorful, cross cultural journey, told by our distinguished interviewees, and filmed on location in Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Germany; Locarno, Switzerland; Wuppertal, Germany; and of course Los Angeles, and Palm Springs.
Written and directed by PJ Letofsky; produced by Newcastle Productions. Executive Producer Christopher Ball and European Producer Peter Rabitz. Starring Dion Neutra, Raymond Neutra and Barbara Lamprecht M. Arch., Ph.D. Featuring Alan Hess, Harriet Roth, Volker M. Welter, Elana Shapira, Michael Stern, and others, including Sir Norman Foster KBE OM, and Moshe Safdie FAIA.
Following the screening will be a panel discussion about the making of the documentary with the director PJ Letofsky and special guests.
$15, $25 (VIP)
Things to Know
This event is for all ages.
VIP Ticket $25.00 is for reserved, preferred seating.
General Admission $15.00 is open seating.
Ample free public parking is available in the Palm Springs Cultural Center's (formerly Camelot Theaters) adjacent parking lot.
Handicap parking available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly Camelot Theaters), 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Kaufmann (Edgar J.) House, 1946, Palm Springs, CA. Restored House , 1998, Richard J. Neutra, Architect. Julius Shulman, photographer. © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10). Richard Joseph Neutra, standing next to Shulman photographs, 1949, Julius Shulman, photographer © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)., Villa Bucerius, 1966, Locarno, Switzerland. Richard Neutra, architect. PJ Letofsy, photographer., Haus Pescher in Wuppertal, Germany. 1965. Richard J. Neutra, architect. Iwan Baan, Photographer, Lovell House (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1950 Richard J.,Neutra, architect. Julius Shulman, photographer © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)., Dion Neutra at Garden Grove Community Church, Garden Grove, CA.
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