The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

  • Sat Sept 29
    7:00 • WSH
The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

with filmmaker Sam Green and live musical accompaniment by Yo La Tengo!
Ticket prices:
$20 General • $18 students available in advance at and from Cornell Cinema office (104 Willard Straight) M-F 9-5 starting Mon Sept 17

Documentarian Sam Green (The Weather Underground, Utopia in Four Movements) returns to Cornell Cinema to present a “live documentary” about Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895–1983), an American architect, author, designer, inventor, environmentalist and futurist (and former visiting Cornell professor) who is best known for his invention of the geodesic dome and being the inspiration behind the Whole Earth Catalog. Green mined Stanford University's R. Buckminster Fuller Archive for this project, pulling out highlights of the man's life and ideas, and has assembled both still images and short films to illustrate his talk about Fuller, which is accompanied by musical interludes scored and performed by Yo La Tengo.

Cosponsored with the SA, GPSA, CCA, AAP, Concert Commission and the Atkinson Forum in American Studies. Additional support provided by Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds, a program of NYSCA, administered by the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Digital Projection
1 hour 40 minutes