Pau Hana with a Purpose: Movie Night – “Visual Acoustics–The Modernism of Julius Shulman”

Architectural photographer Julius Shulman in turn mesmerized, amused and amazed in Eric Bricker’s 2008 award-winning film, “Visual Acoustics”. More than 50 gathered at Design Within Reach’s mod studio to unwind, socialize & watch the film narration of Shulman’s life story. Mahalo nui loa to Jeff & David of DWR,our gracious hosts!


Join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and Design Within Reach for a special screening of “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman”.

The free event will be held on Thursday, October 15 at the DWR Studio at Ala Moana Center.  The event opens at 6:00 p.m. A film short followed by the 84-minute film will be shown at 6:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, “Visual Acoustics” celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman (1910-2009), widely regarded by experts as the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away in 2009, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry.  His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.

“Visual Acoustics” won the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary at Palm Springs International Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Documentary at Austin Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Lone Star International Film Festival, and Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at Newport Beach Film Festival.

Light refreshments will be served.     Reservations are required. 

Click here to reserve your space.

Historic Hawaii Foundation is partnering with Design Within Reach to present movie night.

Design Within Reach is a multi-channel retailer located in Connecticut & 44 DWR Studios in the U.S. and Canada.  The Design Within Reach, Honolulu Studio is located at Ala Moana Shopping Center.

Pau Hana with a Purpose is an occasional series sponsored by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation to showcase historic people, events, architecture, design and preservation matters. HHF is a membership-based non-profit organization that encourages preservation of buildings, sites, communities and objects significant to the history of Hawai‘i.

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