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Reconversão (Reconversion)


With Thom Andersen in person

Portugal. Dir. Thom Andersen. 2012, 68 mins. Digital projection. A master of the essay film, Andersen (Los Angeles Plays Itself) turns his attention to the work of the Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Considering built, unrealized, and abandoned projects and using a stop-motion technique that emphasizes the temporal dimension of architecture, Reconversão regards buildings not as static objects but living things, subject to decay, death, and even rebirth.

Free with Museum admission. A First Look series pass, allowing the holder admission to the Museum and all First Look screenings for the run of the series, is available for $40. Order online or call 718 777 6800.