Architecture Movie Series Presents “Modern Tide”

The TMH/Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series continues with midcentury architecture on Long Island.

October 22, 2012 (Cary, NC) — Triangle Modernist Houses’ Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series continues on Thursday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. with a special screening of “Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island.”

“Modern Tide” is a new independent documentary that explores the work of the region’s best post-war architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Philip Johnson, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others.

The film features interviews with architects and historians, as well as friends, families and clients of these influential designers. Both rare archival material and current-day cinematography highlight Long Island’s Modernist architectural treasures.

In an article about the film, writes: “After WWII, the East End of Long Island played host to a variety of architectural styles.  From modernism, through post-modernism, and deconstructionism, architects experimented with social ideas and aesthetic expressions, which culminated in ‘small’ houses scattered about the Island’s natural backdrop. Now, with the advent of the mega-mansion and the desire for ‘bigger,’ it is becoming increasingly difficult to preserve such iconic and progressive architectural projects.”

Yet 20th century modern residential architecture by top architects and designers is being systematically deleted from Long Island’s cultural landscape. “This rich asset is disappearing,” says director Jake Gorst. “We believe the film will foster renewed awareness and appreciation for Long Island’s remaining modernist structures and its unique architectural history.”

In situ studio is sponsoring this special screening.  Modern Home Auction, Go Realty, The Kitchen Specialist, and Carrington Electric LLC, and VMZinc, as well as Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture, are sponsoring the entire series.

Admission is $9 per person per film, available at the door each night. TMH Mod Squad members are admitted free. Proceeds benefit TMH’s ongoing documentation, preservation, and promotion programs.

To see the entire series line-up, go to The Galaxy Cinema is located at 770 Cary Towne Boulevard (; 919-463-9959).

To view a trailer of “Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island,” go to

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