Even if previously viewed or perhaps even enjoyed seeing the world premiere of this film during Modernism Week 2010, it will seem as though you’re seeing it for the first time as this visually stunning film has been completely re-mastered for re-release.

During the 1950s, architect William Krisel designed thousands of mass-produced tract homes in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley and thus played a key role in establishing the desert modernism of the area.

Since then, over the course of his sixty-year career, Krisel has brought ‘modernism to the masses,’ designing more than 40,000 individual housing units across the country. Krisel’s influential work has become synonymous with mid-20th century Southern Californian design.

The documentary explores his life and work, including his roots in 1930s China, his ground-breaking designs for modern living and interviews with scholars, his contemporaries and family. “I’m a firm believer that good modern design can make your life happier, more productive and more enjoyable,” says Krisel.

Following the screening, there will be a Q&A and, ticketed separately, a VIP reception upstairs in the Camelot Café. Schedule permitting, Mr.Krisel is hoping to attend this very special evening. Film and reception ticket includes a two-disc set of the original film, valued at $40.00 retail.

A film by Jake Gorst. Executive Producers: Jill A. Wiltse & H. Kirk Brown III. Producer: Heather Purcell and Design on Screen, a Denver-based nonprofit dedicated to producing, preserving and promoting high-quality films on architecture and design.

Event Restrictions | Special Instructions:

$12 tickets includes film screening and Q&A only.

$65 Film and VIP Reception ticket includes the Film, Q&A, VIP reception with included glass of wine and appetizers, along with the two-disc set of the film, valued at $40 retail.

A full cash bar is available.

Ample free parking available in the Camelot Theater parking lot.

21 years of age or over only for the VIP reception. Ticket Information