Part of the DC Environmental Film Festival now under way, this film features Price and his architectural students from Catholic University as they construct a memorial to the Irish diaspora on the remote isle of Inishturk. In nine days, the team and residents build a structure capturing the history and the “spirit of place.” This promises to be an inspirational film.
The film’s premiere is 7 p.m. Monday, March 24th. Price and the filmmakers will discuss the film afterward. You can also hear Price talk about the film and the concept of “spirit of place” on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show tomorrow at noon. (We’ll add the link to the show when it’s available.)
More information on the premiere and how to RSVP is below:
Tale of the Tongs
A FILM BY JUDITH DWAN HALLET & STANLEY IRA HALLET
PREMIERE Monday March 24th THE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Reception 6:30 p.m., Film 7 p.m., 2nd Viewing 9 p.m.
“Bringing back meaning into modern architecture of the 21st century is a dire need for our cultural survival.” – Travis Price
“Tale of the Tongs” presents an insight into the emerging cultural landscape of modern architecture. In 2013, architect Travis Price and his students from The Catholic University of America designed an architectural memorial for the remote island of Inishturk in County Mayo, Ireland. The project was built in an astonishing nine days with local inhabitants.
The Catholic University of America Architecture Auditorium
Crough Center 620 Michigan Ave , NE Washington DC
Metro: RED LINE
RSVP: Ashyka@TravisPriceArchitects.com 202.319.5188