Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs

Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs

2011, 58 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Art, Documentary

Thursday September 22, 2011, 7pm at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax
With architectural historian and author Alan Hess in person.
Reception to follow at Mod Livin’ with “Dessert Utopia” provided by Pastel Bakery and El Olvido restaurant.

Sponsored by Modern in Denver Magazine. Tickets $25 public / $20 DFS members.


This documentary traces the origins and growth of midcentury architecture in the modernist mecca of Palm Springs, California. The city boasts many landmark buildings by such modernist pioneers as Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, William Cody and William Krisel. Jake Gorst’s film brings these unique structures alive and features never-before-seen archival footage of the architects and construction that made Palm Springs a unique gem of design in the desert.



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DIRECTOR: Jake Gorst

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