Zara Muren’s 1994 documentary studies the “guiding dream” of The Sea Ranch, the celebrated residential development in Sonoma County. Muren interviews key visionaries of the community design, including developer/architect Al Boeke, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and architects, Joseph Esherick and Charles Moore, and incorporates their models and drawings with scenes of their realized schemes. The film also explores how the reality has diverged from the dream in succeeding years, in the face of political and economic pressures. (US 1994) 60 min.
Following the screening, Muren will be joined by visionaries of The Sea Ranch Donlyn Lyndon, Eva Li Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, George Homsey, founding partner of Joseph Esherick & Assocs, and Laura Hartman, principal of Fernau + Hartman Architects who serves on The Sea Ranch Design Committee.
Screening at the Smith Rafael Film Center
June 5, 2016, 4:15 pm
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