GOFF – opens Sat 11/6
Special opening screening including post-film Q&A with director Britni Harris and members of the crew – 2pm Sat 11/6 – tickets on sale soon
Directed and produced by Oklahoman Britni Harris, GOFF explores the life of architect Bruce Goff, one of the most innovative yet overlooked American architects of the 20th century, and the path that led to the destruction and restoration of his memory and dwellings. His designs include the Tulsa Club, Boston Avenue Methodist Church, Tulsa Spotlight Theater, and many iconic houses and buildings across the Midwest.
Bruce Goff was one of the greatest American architects of the 20th century whose daring forms and use of found materials foreshadowed sustainable architecture. His unconventional perspective challenged stigmas about the Midwest’s inability to produce innovative and forward-thinking work. A peer to Frank Lloyd Wright, his work had a profound influence on the next generation of architects, including Phillip Johnson and Frank Gehry. However, Goff’s willingness to explore unprecedented forms and his sexual orientation often solicited polarized perspectives about his work and life. As a result of establishing his practice in an otherwise conservative landscape and his unabashed desire to experiment with the possibilities of form, much of his work has been left to decay or forgotten altogether. GOFF explores the life of an iconoclast and chronicles the events that led to the destruction and renewed interest of his memory and dwellings.