Circle Cinema will host a reception in the lobby at 12:30 p.m. where guests can grab a mimosa, view “Bruce Goff: Continuous Present III” exhibit in the gallery and watch the pre-recorded screening of the Center for Public Secrets pre-recorded panel talk about the controversial design debate of the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.
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(Exhibit/Reception) Champagne and exhibition viewing of exhibit “Bruce Goff: Continuous Present III”
10 S. Lewis Avenue
(Panel Recording) Intermittent Looped Screenings of Pre-recorded Center for Public Secrets Panel “The Bruce & Adah Controversy”
Screening Room 4
12:30 – 10:00 p.m.
(Film Screening) Goff: Documentary by Britni Harris with Q&A following the screening with director, cast and crew.
10 S. Lewis Avenue
“I think there will be a day when we wish we still had many of his structures still standing.” This intriguing documentary film titled Goff, is the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Britni Harris. It’s not often we see films about architects, which already makes this unique. Bruce Goff was an American architect from the Midwest known as an Organic architect, best known for his eccentric designs that flew in the face of conventional architecture. His design philosophy came from the abstract term called, “continuous present,” coined by Gertrude Stein, which he described as living the past and present in one continuous stream. Goff thought that was the ideal of architecture, architecture that had no conventional beginning, middle or end but continued. Though well regarded in his time by Frank Lloyd Wright and cited as an influence by both Frank Gehry and Philip Johnson, Goff never attained the same level of canonization in the architectural world. With the future of Goff’s work uncertain, this documentary uncovers the mystery behind the man and the timeless nature of his designs.
Oklahoma native, Britni Harris, is a multi-tool creative with roles as a producer, director, cinematographer, editor and documentary filmmaker. She is passionate about using media and storytelling for educational outreach, generating constructive conversation and empowering voices of change. During the 2020 election, she was the lead producer for Stacey Abrams’ organization Fair Fight Action where her work resulted in historic consequences for our country. Work has been featured through Lionsgate Entertainment and on ESPN, CNN, PBS, VICE TV, HBO, Food Network, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and other national and international film festivals.