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Neutra - Survival Through Design

Quebec Premiere

Neutra — Survival Through Design

PJ Letofsky

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This documentary looks back on the 125 years of life and work of the architect Richard Neutra and those of his son Dion Neutra. Considered one of the most important modernist architects, the elder Neutra was posthumously awarded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal, its highest honour. Featuring the personal account of his son Dion, now age 94, this documentary is an intimate and artistic portrait of one of architecture’s major figures.

Palm Springs Modernism Week, USA (2019)
Vancouver Intl FF, Canada (2019)
Rotterdam Architecture FF, Netherlands (2019)
Milan Design FF, Italy (2019)
Toronto Hot Docs, Canada (2020)
Palm Springs Modernism Week, Feb 172019
Minneapolis St Paul Intl FF April 12 – 262019
Newport Beach FF April 28, 2019 Audience Award Art and Architecture
Orange County Museum of Art, July 252019
San Diego/​La Jolla Design FF Sept 182019
Vancouver Intl FF, Sept 27, 282019
Rotterdam Architecture FF, Oct 12, 132019
São Paulo Mostra FF, Oct 20, 21, 222019
Milan Design FF, Oct 252019
Toronto AADFF, January 22 – 262019
Toronto Hot Docs Jan 22
Palm Springs Modernsim Week Feb 16
Tallinn Estonia Kumu Museum Feb 262020
Director PJ Letofsky
Author PJ Letofsky
Production Peter Rabitz, PJ Letofsky, Christopher Ball
Editing PJ Letofsky
Cast Harriet Roth, Volker M. Welter, Michael Stern, Elana Shapira, Moshe Safdie, Raymond Neutra, Dion Neutra, Catherine Meyler, Barbara Lamprecht, Thomas Hines, Alan Hess, Manfred Hering, Hilmer Goedeking, Norman Foster
Sound mixing Joe Milner
Cinematography Andrew Parke
Music Kubilay Uner
Other Clifford Lo


• Centre Canadien d’Architecture
Friday, march 20, 2020, 08:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.


PJ Letofsky

PJ Letofsky

PJ Letofsky is a Director, Producer specializing in Art and Culture documentaries with an International reach. His current film Neutra- Survival Through Design’ on the Austrian American Architect Richard Neutra, debuted in Berlin, and Palm Springs Modernism Week in Feb 2019. He directed Tarkovsky: Time Within Time, based on the Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky’s Diary, and was filmed in Moscow, Rome, and Paris, premiering in Sao Paulo 2015. His first film, Polly’s GlobalWalk, on his sisters’ 5 year walk around the world for Breast Cancer, premiered for the Mayo Clinic, and was broadcast on PBS (2010). PJ was born and raised in Minneapolis and studied piano and photography from age 6. He started his career with his Minneapolis cable show TV Party (43 episodes) covering the local arts scene. A seasoned pianist singer songwriter, PJ had his rock bands on the road for 12 years before moving into film. He studied at UCLA and has been Directing, Producing, and editing for over 20 years.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Neutra- Survival Through Design (2019) ; Tarkovsky: Time Within Time (2016) ; Polly’s GlobalWalk (2009) ; To Understand the Poet, Go to the Poets’ Land (2017)

In the same session

Centre Canadien d’Architecture

Friday, march 20, 2020, 08:00 p.m.