Podtalk: Director Alysa Nahmias for ‘The New Bauhaus’ at 55th Chicago International Film Fest

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CHICAGO – Every year the Chicago International Film Festival has a Spotlight series of films under a single heading, and this year’s theme is Architecture X Design. The Chicago design ethos is highlighted in a new documentary, “The New Bauhaus,” directed by Alysa Nahmias, and screening on October 17th, 2019, at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago. For info and tickets, click here.

’The New Bauhaus,’ Directed by Alysa Nahmias at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival
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“The New Bauhaus” refers to a Chicago school of design that began in 1937, under the auspice of Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, who came from the German Bauhaus school of the 1920s run by Walter Gropius. Through the 10 years under his influence, the evolution of Chicago (and American) design aesthetic came to a new form at the school. Director Nahmias is a producer/director/writer completing her second documentary, and her commentary subject includes Moholy-Nagy’s daughter Hattula, who will appear at the screenings of the doc.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, director Alysa Nahmias talks about the bridge Moholy-Nagy created between the German Bauhaus and Chicago, and his enduring legacy.

“The New Bauhaus” screens at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival on October 17th, 2019 (5:45pm) at the AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago. The 55th Fest takes place October 16th to October 27th, 2019. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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