Screening of Architectural Film “Modern Tide”

October 25th, 2013

Emmy-award winning producer and director Jake Gorst screens his latest film, “Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island,” which explores the disappearance of its rich architectural heritage. Long Island’s East End, in particular, was once a testing ground for modernist architecture, a place for experimental residential design practiced by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Marcel Breuer. The gradual destruction of this legacy to make way for lavish “McMansions” is characterized by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger as a tragedy.

The screening and discussion of “Modern Tide” will be on Friday, October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centerbrook Architects; Mr. Gorst, who is a contributing writer to VOX, HOME Miami and Modernism magazines, will introduce the 90-minute film and answer questions afterwards.

The talk is part of the Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, which is beginning its sixth year and is one of many programs presented by the Essex Library. Please call the Essex Library at (860) 767-1560 to register ( Centerbrook Architects is located at 67 Main Street in Centerbrook.