Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion tells the story of Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion from the glory days of the fair, through the years of neglect, up to present day advocacy. The filmmakers hope this project will be the first step in engaging and informing people about the building in new and exciting ways. This whimsical, futuristic, and soaring structure, constructed for the 1964 fair, has been left abandoned for the greater part of 50 years. "It would be a shame if its story ended in demolition,” says producer Matthew Silva, "The dreamers see beyond the cracks, rust, and neglect to a thriving community space that will serve New Yorkers for generations.” The film’s goal is to contribute to the re-imagining of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and eventually lead to the re-purposing of this great icon.
Screening followed by Q&A with the filmmaker Matthew Silva.
Mainspring Pictures Ltd Presents, an Aquarela Pictures Production, in association with People for the Pavilion "Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion”. Written, directed, and edited by Matthew Silva. Executive producers, Jake Gorst and Tracey Rennie Gorst.
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