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Modern Tide: Mid-century Architecture on Long Island explores the work of the region's best post-war architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Herbert Beckhard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durrell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Philip Johnson, John Hejduk, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others.
The film features interviews with architects and historians, as well as friends, families and clients of these influential designers.
Both rare archival material and gorgeous current-day cinematography highlight Long Island's often underappreciated modernist architectural treasures. "Long Island has a rich heritage of midcentury modern architecture," says Gorst. "Sadly, much of it has disappeared because of redevelopment and natural disaster.
We believe the film will foster renewed awareness and appreciation for Long Island's remaining modernist structures and its unique architectural history."