Docomomo US/MN Online Film Screening – GOFF – Tuesday, April 19, 2022; 7pm
Image courtesy Porch Space
Docomomo US/MN is pleased to present GOFF, a new documentary from Porch Space and Britni Harris about Bruce Goff, the singular 20th century Midwestern architect. Goff’s distinctive work can be found across the United States—even here, in unassuming Mountain Lake, Minnesota.
Join us (online) on Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm for this special film screening, followed by a discussion with the director, Britni Harris.
This screening event is Free for Docomomo US/MN members and friends located in Minnesota, but space is limited. Registration is required!
Docomomo US/MN members may register immediately.
Non-member registration opens on 4/12.
Bruce Goff was one of the greatest American architects of the 20th century. His unconventional perspective challenged stigmas about the Midwest’s inability to produce innovative work.
A peer to Frank Lloyd Wright, his work had a profound influence on the next generation of architects, including Phillip Johnson and Frank Gehry. However, Goff’s willingness to explore unprecedented forms often solicited polarized perspectives of his work. As a result of establishing his practice in an otherwise conservative landscape and his unabashed desire to experiment with the possibilities of form, much of his work has been left to decay or forgotten altogether.
GOFF explores the life of an iconoclast and chronicles the events that lead to the destruction and renewed interest of his memory and dwellings.