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Special Advance Screening of Film on Eero Saarinen

Friday, 16 December, 2016

Members of the SLU community are invited to a special advance screening of "Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw The Future" at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, in Boileau Hall (38 N. Vandeventer).

Admission to the film is free. A paid reception hosted by the St. Louis Ambassadors follows the film.

The reception cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To make an advance reservation for the reception, contact Fran Capra at 314-579-9111 or fran0429@aol.com. Contact Donna Neely (314-977-3100 / neelyd@slu.edu) if you plan to attend just the film.

This event is a collaboration between the SLU Library Associates and the St. Louis Ambassadors, and is the first installment of what is anticipated to be an ongoing series of similar arts and culture offerings provided as an additional benefit of Library Associates membership.

About the Film
"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, Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. His sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture. Saarinen’s son, director of photography and co-producer Eric Saarinen, will introduce the film, which is part of the PBS American Masters series.

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