JUST DO IT: Documentaries and Documenting Modern Architecture and Engineering | Downtown Alliance

JUST DO IT: Documentaries and Documenting Modern Architecture and Engineering

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Sep 10, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280-1501
Free
Oral histories and film documentaries can be daunting projects that require the apparatus of library science and expert skill in grant-writing and persuasive fund-raising. Whether massive, multi-part series, intensely-focused portraits, or do-it-yourself videos, they capture images, interviews, and information that often would otherwise be lost. An expert panel that includes both the makers and subjects of the films and videos will discuss the value of documenting stories of modern architecture and engineering. The program will feature a discussion, illustrated by excerpts from several documentaries: speakers include Leslie E. Robertson, subject of the 2018 film “Leaning Out - An Intimate Look at Twin Towers Engineer Leslie E Robertson,” James Sanders, co-writer of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series New York: A Documentary Film, architectural historian Annice Alt, who created a video interview of architect Richard Roth, and Museum Director Carol Willis. Richard Roth will join the discussion via Skype from his home in Florida. Reservations are required. 39 Battery Place.
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Location Info

39 Battery Place
Ground Floor
New York, NY 10280-1501