LOS ANGELES, CA — Michael Miner, Producer/Director of the new Frank Lloyd Wright Documentary “Romanza, the California Structures Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright” has announced the discovery of a group of never before seen artifacts that are sure to excite not only Frank Lloyd Wright fans, but electrify the imagination of the general public as well.
According to Miner, “We found them completely by accident while working on the new film, and not in a place you would expect. They aren’t related to the California buildings, but I know that Wright fans everywhere will be genuinely ecstatic by their existence. They are truly profound.”
The World Premiere screening of Romanza will be held Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8pm at The Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. After that, Miner embarks on a 6 month national lecture and screening tour and will be bringing along the collection of Wright pieces. He adds “ I know those attending the programs will want an up close look. Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright are very passionate.”
Michael Miner is the writer and producer of two other Frank Lloyd Wright documentaries: “Sacred Spaces, the Houses of Worship designed by Frank Lloyd Wright” and “A Child of the Sun, the West Campus of Florida Southern designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.” “Romanza” is the third film in what will be a total of seven in the Wright series.
General admission is 25.00 advance purchase, 30.00 day of event. Student admission is 15.00 with ID. All proceeds benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at the Alex box office in person or by phone (818) 243-2539 12 noon to 5 PM Friday thru Sunday. Or by internet anytime at alextheatre.org.
Contact and booking info: Michael Miner firstname.lastname@example.org 972-556-9684
About “Romanza” – In 1909, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a summer home for George and Emily Stewart in Montecito, California, Wright’s first California commission, and his only prairie school building in the state. Thus began a 50 year relationship between Wright and the Golden State, a relationship that would last until Wright’s death in 1959…and even beyond.
Wright designed more than 80 projects for California, and saw more than 25 built. The buildings were both grand and modest, public and private, and came from each major era of Wright’s 7 decade long career.
“Romanza”, the third Frank Lloyd Wright documentary from Writer/ Producer/Director Michael Miner, is the story of that relationship.
With unprecedented access to every California Wright building, “Romanza” journeys all over the state, from the Los Angeles textile block houses famous for their appearances in dozens of Hollywood films, to Wright’s only San Francisco commission, a building which he designed as a “glass of champagne”, from the cinder block homes of the San Joaquin valley, to the “Ship’s prow” home on the beach of Carmel bay, from Wright’s contentious relationship with oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, to perhaps the most charming of all Frank Lloyd Wright stories, the design for a doghouse in response to a 12 year olds letter. We visit all 25 buildings, including the 3 California “legacy” projects, built long after Wright’s death. Also included is substantial material on Wright’s unbuilt California work, some of the most fantastically imaginative structures he ever designed.
California. Although he was more prolific elsewhere, in no other place did Wright better demonstrate his passion for the beauty, the magic, and the wonder, of the art form that is architecture.