January 22, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) – The 2013-2014 MODTriangle Architecture Movie Series concludes on Wednesday, February 5, at the Raleigh Grande Cinema with a special screening of “Lioness Among Lions: The Architect Zaha Hadid.”
Winner of the prestigious Pritzker prize in 2004 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2009, Zaha Hadid, an English-Iraqi architect and designer, has long been a controversial figure. The film, first released in 2010, spotlights her visionary achievements around the world, including the MAXXI contemporary art museum in Rome, the CMA-CGM tower in Marseille, the Guangzhou Opera, and a performing arts center in Abu Dhabi.
“Lioness Among Lions” also provides an overview of Hadid’s projects and features commentaru by Tom Krens of the Guggenheim Foundation, architect Patrick Schumacher, photographer Hélène Binet, publisher Francesco Dalco, and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
VMZINC, the Contemporary Art Museum, Kontek, and Alison Steele of A+S Design have sponsored the entire movie series. BuildSense is sponsoring the “Lioness Among Lions” screening.
Tickets to the film are $9 and are available at the NCMH Ticket Desk inside the theater. Mod Squad members are admitted free. Proceeds benefit NCMH’s ongoing documentation, preservation, and promotion efforts for Modernist residential design throughout North Carolina. For more information on NCMH, visit www.ncmodernist.org.
The Raleigh Grande is located at 4840 Grove Barton Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 (919-266-2012). For directions and other details: www.carolinacinemas.com/raleigh/.
About NC Modernist Houses:
NC Modernist Houses is an award-winning 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 and dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential design. The website is now the largest open digital archive for Modernist residential design in America. NCMH also hosts popular architecture events every month, giving the public access to the most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours and events raise awareness and help preserve these "livable works of art" for future generations. For more information: www.ncmodernist.org.