We've covered Gary Hustwit quite extensively here at New Raleigh. To say that we are big fans of his work may be an understatement. Our writer, who also happens to be a graphic designer, Ladye Jane Vickers has waxed poetically about his first film Helvetica and interviewed Hustwit back in 2009 about his second film Objectified. Each of Hustwit's films have touched on a specific sector of the design world, bringing forward some new thinking about how we design and think about the world around us.
His latest film, Urbanized, has made its rounds across the globe, as came to Raleigh's Rialto Theatre late last year. Vickers also wrote about Urbanized back in November of 2011. Hustwit will return to Raleigh this Sunday, April 15th at 7pm to present Urbanized as part of a film series put on by NC State's Film Studies program. So, if you aren't still hoping around Full Frame in Durham, pop over to Witherspoon Campus Cinema on State's campus and check out the film.
Urbanized website has some great resources as well, including the ability to stream 16 new El Ten Eleven tracks that are part of the film's soundtrack (a band I first heard while watching Hustwit's first film Helvetica).
URBANIZED (2011) - FREE
Sunday, April 15 - 7:00 PM
Witherspoon Campus Cinema
Gary Hustwit brings his acclaimed film "Urbanized" (2011) to NCSU's campus cinema and will be present for Q&A after the screening.
A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
"Urbanized" is the final film in Hustwit's design-oriented documentary triology, which includes "Helvetica" (2007) and "Objectified" (2009). Hustwit produces and distributes his films independently, and has created a successful business model that should be studied by anyone interested in independent filmmaking.
Sponsored by Film Studies.
Not rated. 85 minutes,. DVD.
Questions: contact Dr. Marsha Orgeron, Associate Professor &
Director of Film Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org