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Exhibition Documentary Film

Eero Saarinen, an exhibition documentary film by Bill Ferehawk, Edward Moore, and Bill Kubota, chronicles the life and work of the architect, focusing not only on Saarinen’s buildings in their cultural context but also the collaborative, 24-hour-a-day process that produced them. New and exclusive interviews with more than a dozen people tell the Saarinen story in a search to understand his genius and his little-understood, yet influential, design process.

The 12-minute documentary relates most directly to the exhibition section devoted to the architect and his milieu and offers personal anecdotes and commentary by key figures in Saarinen’s life; intimate family friend Florence Knoll Bassett; critics Vincent Scully and Allan Temko; and architects such as Kevin Roche, Cesar Pelli, and Ralph Rapson, who worked in Saarinen’s office before launching their own distinguished careers. New footage of Saarinen’s buildings as they appear today is also featured. All of the film’s interview footage will be incorporated into the Saarinen Archive at Yale

Documentary Film

Bill Ferehawk, Director/Producer
Ed Moore, Director/Producer
Bill Kubota, Director/Producer/Cinematography