Sam Lubell interviewed about last year’s exhibit “Never Built”
Audio recording from Gensler film event featuring Cuco
Miriam Fogler talking about city government issues on Planning and Land-Use
Broad Minded City Trailer
Kickstarter Video for Broad Minded City

Broad Minded City Public Screening – 1/29/2019 @ 6:30 pm- Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City

Quasimotor Productions is announcing the 1st public preview screening of Broad Minded City Documentary Film at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City on January 29, 2019 (Tuesday), 6:30-9:30 pm in the Sanctuary area. It is a free event. There will be light refreshments and snacks, and will have a Q&A session after the screening.

Address: Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City – Sanctuary, 12355 Moorpark Street., Studio City, CA 91604

Broad Minded City is a documentary film about Urban Planning, Design and Architecture based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s urban model Broadacre City, today’s urban sprawl and Los Angeles. The documentary explores the history, progression and expansion of cities transitioning towards a sustainable future on issues that are broad and significant. The film is directed by Quasimodo4, created by Quirino de la Cuesta

Hannah Wear with Kevin Parkhurst Speaking of Being Broad Minded

Architect Hannah Wear with husband and fellow architect Kevin Parkhurst talks about her parents being broad minded in tackling issues of planning and land use entitlements. She explains that her father, also an architect, and mother were broad minded in regards to land use issues and planning in the sensitive area of the Santa Monica Mountains. Their daughter Pearl makes a cameo appearance.

Halfway point for the Broad Minded City Kickstarter campaign

Yucca Carter by Ball-Nogues at Twentynine Palms, CA

Yucca Carter by Ball-Nogues at Twentynine Palms, CA

Broad Minded CityA full-feature length documentary film exploring how cities are changing toward a new paradigm in which nature is integrated into the urban fabric. Most importantly, it highlights the challenges that cities face toward a sustainable future.

The cast (interviewees) of Broad Minded City is a dedicated group of architects, planners, community activists, landscape architects, designers, neighborhood council members, transportation designer, and artists who believe in the role of community, design, planning and architecture as a vehicle in promoting a better society and culture in the 21st century. Their insights, expertise, and candid observations address a wide variety of interests in revitalizing neighborhoods and communities, and paths to sustain them for the immediate and long-term future.

This is a film project with over forty interviews and hours of footage assembled into a narrative encouraging changes into our built environment. Plus, it provides information on what significant changes can be implemented into the infrastructure of today’s cities.

We are halfway though our Kickstarter campaign for Broad Minded City. For this documentary to be completed, we need your support and help spreading the word about this film.

Although we have been working tirelessly to get the word out in all areas of media, at this moment we are still a distance from our goal. Hopefully, with your help there is still time to donate in order to complete this film.

Please support this project, pass this along and help us fund Broad Minded Cityat: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/broadmindedcity/broad-minded-city

If you want to learn about Broad Minded City, please go to: broadmindedcity.org

Architect Michael Rotondi Interview clip – Broad Minded City

L.A Architect Michael Rotondi, a founding student and current Distinguished Faculty Member of SCI-Arc and principal at RoTo Architecture, speaks about his experiences and growth in Los Angeles.

Please go to the Broad Minded City Kickstarter campaign for support at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/broadmindedcity/broad-minded-city

 

 

Kickstart this film: Broad Minded City

Kickstarter Image-3bToday is the beginning of the Broad Minded City Kickstarter crowdfunding drive to fund this dynamic and forward-thinking documentary film. We encourage everyone to donate to this film so that we may see it to completion. We have nice incentives for donating, in addition, of course, to our gratitude.

Please go to the Kickstarter website by clicking here.

Ken Bernstein Interview Clip

Los Angeles Principal City Planner and Director for the Office of Historic Resources for Los Angeles City Planning Department, Ken Bernstein talks about the significance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence in Los Angeles and how it influenced other architects to be innovative and creative during a time that Los Angeles was relatively young.

“The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.”

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908