"Genre and ground-breaking architect Paolo Soleri
remains largely unknown outside of architectural circles,
but his legacy as an artist, builder and
urban theorist is staggering.
Narrated by actor-activist Peter Coyote,
Aimee Madsen’s documentary takes a close look at
Soleri’s origins and lifelong labor of love–the
futuristic city of Arcosanti which Soleri sets
in the unforgiving desert outside Phoenix, Arizona.
Inspiring a near cult-like following rivaled only by the passionate devotees of the architectural giant
Frank Lloyd Wright, Soleri’s city continues to grow
piece-by-piece long after the death of its creator.
Soleri is the most interesting architect
you’ve never heard of."
- Herb Stratford (program director,
Napa Valley Film Festival)
TRT: 80 min.