Frank Gehry film on PBS

Last year, a little documentary came out about Frank Gehry. It sounded like a good concept — have actor/director Sydney Pollack hang out with Gehry and learn how he makes all those fabric-like steel buildings. Alas, my local art house theater never carried the film and as I awaited its release on DVD and into my Netflix queue, I noticed today that the movie is being played on PBS this week, for free, as an American Masters episode.

There aren’t a lot of films on architecture these days so I’m looking forward to watching it tonight on my local PBS. It’s odd that the DVD is only two weeks old and now it’s being broadcast on public television but I’m not complaining.

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  • I’d have to say that I found Sketches of Frank Gehry to be decent, if a little directionless. I’d really recommend My Architect, though, even if it’s a different sort of documentary. One film is kind of a “that Gehry, what a guy, huh?” film while the other is more of an exploration of who Louis Kahn was, as evidenced through his old coworkers, family, and buildings.

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