26 Jan ‘Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future’

YEAR 2016
RUN TIME 70 minutes
DIRECTOR Peter Rosen

“Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future” explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink, Virginia’s Dulles Airport and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. Saarinen spent much of his life based at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills before his sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture. The exploration of his professional output is interwoven with stories from his sometimes difficult family life, particularly through the eyes of his son Eric Saarinen, who is the film’s director of photography.