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We took the studio to see the new movie about the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona (then called the German Pavilion). It was meant to be a temporary structure never seen after the Exposition, but in the 1980s the City of Barcelona put great effort into its reconstruction on the original site. Being a Spanish production, the film was lyrical and flowed to the cadence of the cast speaking about the past and from memories, as most were involved in the reconstruction or had done a lifelong study of the building. Catalan language is a beautiful and rhythmic compliment to the pavilion’s architectural statement.

SIFF in Seattle Center hosted the event put on by Space.City - always a joy to support two inspirational organizations!