2021 Movie Sundays presented by The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio as Live Zoom Events

UPDATE:  The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio will present Movie Sundays as live Zoom events.  Movie dates and times will remain as previously scheduled.  Live narration along with an intermission and plenty of time for questions and answers will add to the fun of seeing Mr. Dow’s films.  The pricing has changed to $15 per household for each movie date. Once you register, your confirmation email will include the Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode.

Reservations Required

1pm to 3pm (Eastern Standard Time) on all show dates
$15.00 per household for each movie
ticket sales cut off 5 days prior to each show date

February 14, 2021
Hawaii and Japan

Ready for a 1960’s getaway?  Set sail from San Francisco with Alden and Vada Dow aboard the Amsonia as they head off to a Hawaiian holiday before sailing on to Japan.  The Dows reunite with Paul Tono, a landscape designer, who Mr. Dow first met on a seminal trip with his parents in 1923 to Japan.  That began a  life-long friendship and professional relationship that led to work by Mr. Tono in Michigan and Portland, Oregon.  The three movies in this series highlight traveling in a simpler time,  the natural beauty of diverse landscapes and appreciation for varied cultures.

February 28, 2021
Construction, Taliesin West and Nature

This series highlights Alden B. Dow’s favorite subjects: architecture, nature and people.  The first two films feature the detailed construction of Mr. Dow’s experimental hyperbolic paraboloid, known as the Bay Gas Station, and the Carras Residence developed as the Dow Test House.  Next we will travel to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona.  In this 1945 film, Alden B. Dow captures the natural beauty of the desert and sequences of Frank Lloyd Wright and his family.  This series wraps up with a nature film with Alden B. Dow taking us from the blowing snow of winter, to the crocuses and apple blossoms of spring, to a summer storm blowing in over Higgins Lake.

March 14, 2021
Travel Through Time

A long-time favorite film at the Home and Studio is Snow Hill, 1925, featuring extended Dow family sledding in Revere Park and transitions to Herbert H. Dow handing out fruit to his grandchildren in the orchard.  We are then transported to the 1967 Montreal World’s Fair featuring Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome.  As Alden and Vada Dow travel home from Canada they stop off in Northern Michigan and the Interlochen Campus.  After intermission we’ll explore Alden B. Dow’s Midland Architecture during the 1960s, including the Midland Community Center, residential designs and religious structures.  As a finale we experience the fun and playfulness of the Dow Chemical Company’s Field Day, c.1939.

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