WHERE: FringeArts, 401 N. Columbus Blvd.
WHEN: April 4, 2014, 7pm and 9pm
COST: $29 in advance, $35 at the door, $20 for members/students
Thanks to the folks at FringeArts, we're giving away a pair of tickets for the 7pm screening. Email with the subject "Buckminster" by 5pm on March 14. The winner will be chosen at random and notified the week of March 17.
If the futures of the past, experimental design, and indie rock legends excite you, then we’ve got an evening for you.
Director Sam Green narrates the film, which is created as he projects pictures from a laptop, while Hoboken’s finest indie rockers Yo La Tengo will play the original score live.
The multi-media is based on Fuller's own deep documentation of his life and the presentation apparently “draws inspiration equally from old travelogues, TED talks and the Benshi Japanese performance tradition.” Not something you're bound to see every day, which is just what FringeArts is made to present.
Fuller is best known as inventor of the geodesic dome (eg. Epcot Center's Spaceship Earth), and was a proponent of radical environmentalism and designs that would serve both humanity and the earth. Fuller lived in Philadelphia from 1972 until his death in 1983, teaching at area colleges and universities.
Tickets go on sale March 1, but FringeArts members can take advantage of a presale starting Thursday, February 27. (Purchase online or by calling 215-413-1318) FringeArts is also setting aside a pair of tickets for the 7pm screening for you lucky readers. You can win this pair of tickets by emailing us by 5pm on March 14. Winners will be chosen at random.
Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.