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2013 Cinema Orange Film Series-Final two Documentaries

OCMAThe Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Beach Film presents the final two of five documentary films that celebrate art, architecture, design and cultural icons.NewportBeachFFLogo1

Attendees will have an  opportunity to enjoy:

  • OCMA’s new  exhibition 2013 California­ Pacific Triennial”
  • Dinner from OC’s top food trucks and  a fun evening of cinema under the stars.


presented by the Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Beach Film Festival


Orange County Museum of Art

850 San Clemente Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660


6::30pm- 8:30pm Food Truck on Site

8:00pm Film screening



(2012, Documentary, 92 minutes) Director: Richard Hankin

Featuring: Michael Bloomberg,George Pataki,Chris Ward,Larry Silverstein,Daniel

Libeskind,David Childs, Michael Arad,Janno Lieber,Roland Betts,Rosaleen Tallon

The rebuilding of ground zero is one of the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal projects in American history. From the beginning, the effort has been fraught with controversy, delays and politics. The struggle has encompassed eleven years, nineteen government agencies, a

dozen projects and over $20 billion. Aside from the staggering engineering challenges  of the site itself, a major complicating factor in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center  is the sheer number  of interested parties. Politicians, developers, architects, insurance companies, local residents, and relatives of 9/11 victims all profess a claim to the site and are often in conflict with one another. According to The New York Times, “Where some saw lucrative real estate, others saw a graveyard. Where some saw Rockefeller Center  or Lincoln Center  or Grand Central Terminal, others saw Gettysburg.”

November 7th


(2012, Documentary, 54 minutes) Directors: Muffie Dunn, Tom  Piper

Festuring: Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Amanda Burden,Mark Wigley,Anthony Vidler

Diller Scofidio +Renfro has long been at the forefront of design. The interdisciplinary design firm, founded in 1979, first stirred interest with its provocative exhibitions of theoretically based projects that blurred the boundaries between art and architecture. In 1999, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, the firm’s

founding principals, were awarded the prestigious “genius” grant by the MacArthur  Foundation, in recognition of their commitment to integrating architecture with issues of contemporary culture. With the almost  simultaneous completion of two large-scale  projects in New York City – the renovation of the High Line and revitalization and expansion of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – Diller Scofidio +Renfro has galvanized the public’s attention. Between 2004 and 2011, the firm, in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations, converted the derelict High Line railroad track s on the city’s West Side (from Gansevoort  to 30th streets) into a sophisticated 1.5 mile elevated urban park.

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