Visual Acoustics

  • Wed Feb 13
Visual Acoustics
Eric Bricker
Narrated by Dustin Hoffman

A celebration of the life and career of architectural photographer Julius Shulman, who expertly captured the work of nearly every 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. “A really terrific, intensely focused documentary on a fascinating personality.” (Hollywood Reporter) Shown with 99 Clerkenwell Road (2010, 6 mins, silent) by Sophie Michael. Filmed in an empty shop, the remaining features of the space are used to create a film focused on light. Ceiling lamps become colored spheres and circles that sweep across the frame. Pillars provide wipes and fades, window shutters are hole-punched stencils, passing buses shoot beams of light.


Digital Projection color
1 hour 23 minutes
release year/country
2009 USA