Gehry on Film

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Frank Gehry directs the director.

Sydney Pollack’s first documentary, Sketches of Frank Gehry, will be opening in theaters on May 12th. But Tribeca Film Festival attendees can catch it tonight at the DOLBY screening room, at 7 p.m.

Here’s a bit from the release:

Beginning with Gehry’s own original sketches for each major project, the film explores Gehry’s process of turning these abstract drawings, first into tangible, three-dimensional models, often made simply of cardboard and scotch tape, then into finished buildings of titanium and glass, concrete and steel, wood and stone.

Plenty of business and art world big shots appear in the film, including Barry Diller, Michael Eisner, Sir Bob Geldof, Dennis Hopper, Michael Ovitz, Julian Schnabel, and Herbert Muschamp.

So will they be attending the screening tonight? Or how about Atlantic Yards opponents that have been known to follow the famous architect?

- Michael Calderone