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Film screening, Moshe Safdie: The Power of Architecture

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    $12 ($8, BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space)

In conjunction with the exhibition Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie on display at BSA Space, this portrait film celebrates the life and work of world-renowned Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie FAIA by highlighting his outstanding contribution to the field of architecture. From the Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem to the masterplan for the city of Modi’in to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, this personal documentary delves into some of Safdie’s most famous design projects and explores what makes each one unique.

The exhibition, Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie, is on display at BSA Space from March 16, 2016 – May 22, 2016. Read more about the show, traveling from the National Academy in New York, here.

This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 1, at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is the sixth film in the 2015–2016 BSA Space Film Series documenting some of the ways that architecture and design can engage communities, inspire vision, and provoke change. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. All proceeds from the series support the BSA Foundation.


Moshe Safdie: The Power of Architecture is a film portrait of the dynamic Canadian-Israeli architect who first burst on the world stage while still in his twenties with the groundbreaking building Habitat ’67. It begins with Safdie’s early years in Haifa, Israel; his move to Montreal at the age of 15; his architectural training at McGill University; and a life-altering trip through the United States, during which the ideas embodied in Habitat first began to germinate. The film follows Safdie to his head office in Boston; to Israel, where he is involved in several projects, including the new Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem and the new city of Modi’in, which he planned. A number of other buildings are featured, including the National Gallery of Canada; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts; and the Vancouver Public Library. Finally, the film incorporates Safdie’s thoughts on the art of architecture and the state of architecture today.

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