On Tuesday 9th November the Shetland Film Club, supported by Shetland Arts, will be showing Sketches of Frank Gehry at the NAFC Marine Centre at 7:30 pm. Architect Frank Gehry and filmmaker Sydney Pollack are two of the best-known names in their respective fields. In this documentary, director Pollack turns his camera on to his long-time friend Gehry, one of the world’s most celebrated architects and creator of some of the greatest buildings of the modern era, including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Pollack uncovers Gehry’s creative process, from his early abstract sketches and three dimensional models to the awe-inspiring finished structures. Shot in an informal, highly accessible style, the film is a fascinating portrait of the man whose masterpieces have transformed a conventional science into an extraordinary art form. The film carries a ‘12A’ certificate.
This screening is part of the ‘Power of Place’, Shetland’s year long celebration of architecture and place, and tickets are available on the door at £4.50 (£3.50 concessions).