National Building Museum

Film Program: The Experimental City

Saturday, February 24, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Tickets are available for purchase at the door for this film.

In the 1960s, frustrated by the growing problem of urban pollution, Athelstan Spilhaus, a visionary scientist and futurist comic strip writer, assembled a team of experts to develop a bold experiment: the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC). MXC would be the city of the future, a domed metropolis for 250,000 pioneering residents, built from scratch and using cutting-edge technology to prevent urban sprawl and pollution. Things didn’t quite go as planned, as explored in Chad Friedrichs’ fascinating look back at the would-be city of tomorrow.
Director: Chad Freidrichs
2017 / 95 min / USA

This feature film will be screened in the Museum's Auditorium.

This feature film is followed by a panel discussion. 

The Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. is presented by the Revada Foundation, courtesy of the estates of Reva and David Logan.

$12 Museum | $10 Student | $15 Non-member | $125 All Access 

Click here to buy the all-access pass which includes the opening night, reception, and auto-registration to all 27 films.

Tickets can be purchased at the door when available.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Image Credit: "Our New Age" comic by Athelstan Spilhaus. 

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