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[FILM] Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form by Aimee Madsen

Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form

A documentary film by Aimee Madsen

"I was really happy that Soleri's life and work have been memorialized in a beautiful and soulful film. The movie has great footage of Soleri in his youth, building things with his own hands. And it shows the communities he created ­­­― Cosanti and Arcosanti ― and the profound impact those communitoes had on various people who have involved in them."―Taz Loomans

NOW AVILABLE ON AMAZON VIDEO!


NEW SCREENINGS AND UPDATES

[FACEBOOK] page for the updates, including the reports from the latest European screening tours.
[BEYOND FORM] website for more information
[AMAZON VIDEO] available for live streaning and download
For more information and request for screening of the film, please contact
Aimee Madsen: eyeamfilm
[at] gmail [dot] com

FILM TRAILER

Beyond Form Trailer from Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form on Vimeo.

SYNOPSIS

Beyond Form is a cinéma vérité style documentary,  that presents a fresh and intimate look at the legendary and multi talented artist, philosopher, urban theorist and architect Paolo Soleri. A man who had a dream to create an environment in harmony with man.  This film focuses on how his body of work has inspired thousands of people over the years and why his technique and concepts have staying power.  You’ll see why Soleri was green before “green” and “sustainable” ever entered the world lexicon.  The lean approach has been a theme that was present through out Soleri’s life.  Filmmaker Aimee Madsen created this documentary much in the spirit of Soleri’s style of frugality, doing more with less. (80 min.)

ON-CAMERA INTERVIEWS

PAOLO SOLERI - DICK CAVETT - GIANCARLO GIANNINI - SONNY FOX - MICHAEL JOHNSON - JOHN MEUNIER - BIL TAYOR - ROGER TOMALTY - MARY HOADLEY - RUSSELL FERGUSON  - TIM BRINDUSE - HANNE SUE KIRSCH - TOMIAKI TAMURA

ABOVE-THE-LINE FILM BIOS

Director/Producer/DP/Editor - Aimee Madsen is currently an independent filmmaker and still photographer,  who has worked in television and film production as a Camera Operator, Videographer, Producer, Director, Screenwriter and Editor. Aimee has worked on her current and first feature documentary film "Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form" for over three years. Aimee studied Cinematography in Arizona, making the natural transition into filmmaking in 2005 and formed her independent company Eye Am Films. Since then she has created short films, commercials, promo trailers, video vignettes and an award winning screenplay. Also, as an award winning Editorial Still Photographer, Aimee has over 20 years experience shooting stills for magazine and book publications, some of which include Native Peoples,  Arizona Highways, Worth, Sunset, Outdoor Photographer, New Mexico Magazine, Phoenix Magazine, and Transitions Abroad. In addition, she has photographed for publisher NorthWord Press and internationally renowned image library Gamma Liaison.

Narrator - Peter Coyote is an accomplished actor in more than 100 films and an Emmy Award winning narrator for over 170 documentaries and 17 audiobooks. He is a distinguished writer who has penned his own memoir:  “Sleeping Where I Fall” and contributed to other books and publications.  Peter is a politically-engaged person who has championed a multitude of causes. Peter has made over 55 films for television and has performed in many European films for some of Europe and America's greatest directors including Barry Levinson (Sphere), Roman Polanski (Bitter Moon), Pedro Almodova (Kika), Steven Spielberg (E.T.), Walter Hill (Southern Comfort), Martin Ritt (Cross Creek), and Diane Kurys (A Man in Love). He has recently completed Random Hearts (starring Harrison Ford and Kristen Scott Thomas--his co-star from Bitter Moon--for Sidney Pollack). He played "Harvey Milk" in Execution of Justice for Cuban director, Leon Ichaso, and "Kurt Potter" in Steven Soderburg's Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts and Albert Finney.

Co-Producer/Writer - Roger Tomalty has worked closely with Soleri in both an architectural design and construction capacity since 1970.  He studied architecture at Syracuse University and holds a Masters degree from Arizona State University in Physical Geography, with an emphasis on radiation-budget Climatology.  Tomalty served as construction supervisor and site coordinator of the Arcosanti project in the 1970’s, has taught and lectured extensively on Soleri and the Arcosanti project in the United States, Europe and Asia and actively conducts workshops on earth casting techniques worldwide.  He is the director of Paolo Soleri Studios who oversees the Soleri crafts productions including customized assemblies, and manages Cosanti studios, Arizona historic site. As a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cosanti Foundation, he is actively involved in the activities in  the Cosanti Foundation and Arcosanti to continue to explore and demonstrate the interaction of the built and natural environments, in ways that integrate water conservation and flow energy resources with habitat.

OTHER CREDITS

PHILIP D. SCHWARTZ - 2nd Unit DP, additional Camera
GREG ULRICH - 2nd Unit Camera Assist
LAURA WEISS - Co-Editor
DENNIS SCULY - 2nd Unit additional Camera
OLIVIER ZAHM - Composer, Electric Lotus Music
AERIALS - Birds Eye Productions

LINKS

• USA June 22, 2017 - OASIS (Albuquerque, NM)
- USA October 27, 2017 - AIA Albuqurque Movie Night(Albuqurque NM)
- USA October 29, 2016 - Friends of Architecture Santa Fe (Santa Fe NM)
- SOUTH AFRICA June 23, 2016 - Architect Africa Film Festival (Johannesburg)
- USA April 27, 2016 -  Burlington City Arts and University of Vermont Department (Burlington VT)
- FRANCE OCTOBER 22, 2015 - École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture (Toulouse, FRANCE)
- USA  September 26&27, 2015 - Creative Edge Film Fest (Fairfield, IOWA)
- DENMARK March 19, 2015 - Copenhagen Architecture Festival x2015 (Copenhagen, DENMARK)
- USA  April 7, 2015 - Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability (Tempe,AZ)
- UK  November 26, 2014 - University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scottland)
- USA November 13 & 16, 2014 - 2014 Napa Valley Film Festival (Napa CA)
- USA November 2, 2014 - On the Road "Bus Ride to Arcosanti" (on I-17 AZ)
- ITALY October 12, 2014 - 2014 Milano Design Film Festival
- USA March 15 &16, 2014 - Architecture and Design Film Festival (Los Angeles CA)
- USA April 20, 2013 - (Scottsdale, AZ)
- ITALY September 20, 2013 - Museo Marino Marini (Florence)
- ITALY September 24, 2013 - Cersaie (Bologna)
- PORTUGAL September 26, 2013 - Arquiteturas Film Festiva (Lisboa)
- USA October 5, 2013  - Loft Cinema Theater (Tucson, AZ)
- USA October 20, 2013 - La Femme Film Festival (Los Angeles CA)

Reviews & Related Articles :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3291736/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_1
http://bloomingrock.com/2013/04/27/why-you-should-go-watch-paolo-soleri-beyond-form-tomorrow/
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2013-05-30/news/paolo-soleri-is-a-true-legend-of-the-arizona-architecture-scene/
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2013/04/phoenix_events_weekend_april.php?page=3

Interviews with Filmmaker Aimee Madsen :
http://alifesworkmovie.com/blog/2013/10/paolo-soleri-beyond-form-aimee-madsen/
http://www.ifpphx.org/2012/01/aimee-madsen-interview-kickstarter-for-az-rooted-documentary
http://www.extracriticum.com/extra_criticum/2012/01/interview-with-filmmaker-aimee-madsen.html

Website :
http://www.paolosoleribeyondform.com

Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paolo-Soleri-Beyond-Form/247518781980586

Successful Kickstarter : 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1155960840/before-form-the-creative-world-of-paolo-soleri

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