Ended on 10/22/2009


2009 - USA - English - 84 minutes - Arthouse Films

Directed by: Eric Bricker

Featuring: Julius Shulman, Frank Gehry, Tom Ford

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Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every major modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.

WINNER - Best Doucumentary, Palm Springs International Film Festival
WINNER - Audience Award, Austin Film Festival

"Gives a convincing, contagious taste of its protagonist's playful optimism."
Slant Magazine

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Posted by : Andrew Date Added: 4/10/2009 8:56:10 PMreport this post 
I saw this movie at the Palm Springs Film Festival and it was fantastic! I was taken by surprise at how much I laughed... "uncle Julius" is something else. More over, the film really makes you take a second look at our built environment and the role we take in it. Bravo to the director it's about time we experience an enlightening, pure film.

Posted by : Rebecca Date Added: 4/10/2009 9:16:18 PMreport this post 
I'm with Andrew on this one. I went to a screening in Austin with my friends who had a film in the festival. I actually took my 12 yr old daughter and she loved it too. I'm thrilled it's coming to NY. I went on this site to buy tix but it doesn't look like they are available yet? Maybe tomorrow. I am super excited and think it is a great film for architects, photographers...anyone who is interested in understanding more about how we live and how beautiful life can be when you have the right perspective.

Posted by : 46uztr Date Added: 9/10/2009 4:08:41 AMreport this post 

Posted by : J. Mascozone Date Added: 9/10/2009 8:50:45 AMreport this post 
Saw it at The Cooper Union the other night. GO SEE IT! It isn't just about architecture; it's about constructing a fulfilling life.

Posted by : H. Schwartz Date Added: 10/15/2009 1:25:58 PMreport this post 
Absolutely wonderful movie introducing the world at large to a fascinating man who chronicled an important part of our modern lives. The influence and impact of his work will be felt for years to come. On top of it he was a gentle and creative soul. Overall a very well done documentary.

Posted by : Arthur Date Added: 10/18/2009 9:13:55 PMreport this post 
A must see. You'll be completely enchanted by Julius Schulman's wit. A life very well lived indeed.

Posted by : Shayla Goldsmith Date Added: 11/10/2009 12:15:21 AMreport this post 
Thank you for introducing me to such a wonderful man. I am so happy that I got to know him through this film. "Mazel Tov!"

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     Total Comments:  15   Lowest vote: 3  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 3.9 out of 5

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