Liquid Stone: Unlocking Gaudi’s SecretsDespite his famous quip about the enduring patience of his client, the man known as “God’s architect” never intended his masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, to remain unfinished 80 years after his death. This program examines efforts to bring Antonio Gaudi’s work to completion in a manner consistent with his original goals and ideas. Viewers meet Mark Burry, the New Zealand architect charged with deciphering Gaudi’s design patterns, which rely heavily on organic sculptural motifs encoded in mystifying plaster models. Burry’s innovative use of aeronautical design software as well as the contributions of traditional artisans enlivens this fascinating final chapter in one of architecture’s great sagas.
(2009, Warwick Thornton, BD, 101m) In the middle of nowhere Australia, Samson and Delilah, two Aboriginal teens, try to make sense of their mundane and oppressive existence. An intimate and brave coming-of-age story, Samson and Delilah is a simple yet beautifully told story of fragile youth. Winner of the Camera d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.