The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

Related Exhibition The Utopian Impulse

7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green presents the world premiere of his "live documentary" on Buckminster Fuller. The piece is a follow-up to his internationally acclaimed live film Utopia in Four Movements, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. In this new piece, Green looks at the projects Fuller proposed for the Bay Area, including a gargantuan floating tetrahedral city in the middle of the Bay, and explores his utopian vision of radical change through a "design revolution." Green's inperson cinematic narration draws inspiration equally from old travelogues, the Benshi tradition, and TED talks, and will be a live collaboration with experimental indie band Yo La Tengo.

Additional Info


The work has been commissioned by SFMOMA as part of The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area, and is copresented with the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival.

Image: Buckminster Fuller; courtesy of the Buckminster Fuller estate