A unique collaboration between two independent pioneers of film and music,Â The Love Song of R. Buckminster FullerÂ is a new â€œlive documentaryâ€ by Academy Award-nominated director Sam Green featuring a live score by the venerated indie rock band Yo La Tengo.
In a singular performance piece, Green narrates the film in person at every screening and cues images from a laptop while Yo La Tengo performs their original score. The film traces the career of futurist, architect, engineer, inventor and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895â€“1983), one the most unique American minds of the last century.
An early proponent of environmental stewardship, Fuller spoke persuasively about contemporary design and architectureâ€™s ability to tackle issues of sustainability and conservation, and to stimulate radical societal change.
The performance is a follow-up to Greenâ€™s internationally-acclaimed live film Utopia in Four Movements, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. This new work features the same unique combination of film clips and live music, as Greenâ€™s in person cinematic narration draws Â¡inspiration equally from old travelogues, the Benshi tradition, and TED talks.
â€¦ a movie being born as you see it and hear it, as alive as music.â€ â€“Rebecca Solnit
About MDC Live Arts
Created in 1990 as Cultura del Lobo, MDC Live Arts has a celebrated history of bringing exceptional national and international performing artists to Miami. Annually, the series offers an eclectic mix of performances, presenting todayâ€™s most exciting artists while creating meaningful engagement between these artists, the students of MDC, and the community. MDC Live Arts seeks artists from across the globe who push boundaries and honor traditions relevant to Miamiâ€™s diverse community. The series aims to offer audiences opportunities to discover new ideas, perspectives and forms of expression while encouraging dialogue and the desire to know more
The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller
A Live Documentary by Sam Green & Yo La Tengo
March 22, 2014
6:30 & 9:30 pm
$30 general admission
$10 tickets available for MDC students with valid ID