CMPBS 10 in 10 Presents: A Screening of Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio

**Update** Due to overwhelming response, the RSVP list for this event is now closed


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Join us for the next installment of CMPBS's 10 in 10 Series for a screening of the film:Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio with filmmaker Samuel Wainwright Douglas and producer Jack Sanders.

In 1993, the architect and MacArthur Genius Samuel Mockbee started the Rural Studio, a design/build education program, in which students create striking architecture for impoverished communities in rural Alabama. Guided by frank, passionate interviews with Mockbee, Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio shows how a group of students use their creativity, ingenuity and compassion to craft a home for their charismatic, destitute client, Jimmie Lee Matthews, known to locals as Music Man because of his zeal for R&B and Soul records. The film reveals that even beyond Mockbee’s death in 2001 the Rural Studio continues to be about more than architecture and building.

Mockbee's program provides students with an experience that forever inspires them to consider how they can use their skills to better their communities. Interviews with Mockbee’s peers and scenes with those he’s influenced infuse the film with a larger discussion of architecture’s role in issues of poverty, class, race, education, social change and citizenship.

Saturday, May 22, 2010
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Film Screening: 8:30 - 9:30 PM
Q&A with filmmaker and producer following film.

This is an outdoor event.

CMPBS
8604 FM 969
Austin

For more info:512.928.4786
center@cmpbs.org
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$15 suggested donation