Wednesday arts pick: “Sagrada,” Rooftop Architecture Film Series

Construction began pn La Sagrada Família, the towering basilica in Barcelona, in 1882.

Designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, its brilliant mash-up of Gothic and Art Nouveau styles that remains still not finished.

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As part of its Rooftop Architecture Film Series, the Contemporary screens “Sagrada: The Mystery Of Creation” a 2012 documentary by Swiss filmmaker Stefan Haupt, follows the creative process of the Sagrada from its beginnings.

“Sagrada” shows two nights — Wednesday and Thursday — at the Contemporary’s Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. Roof opens at 6:30 p.m., film at 7:30 p.m. $10. Seating is limited.

http://www.thecontemporaryaustin.org/event/rooftop-architecture-film-series-sagrada/

The nave in the Sagrada Familia with a hyperboloid vault.
The nave in the Sagrada Familia with a hyperboloid vault.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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