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Duke Arts Presents

Sam Green & Yo La Tengo
The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater

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R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was a farsighted inventor who registered 28 patents while ceaselessly striving to make the world work for 100% of humanity. Best known for inventing the geodesic dome and Dymaxion House, Fuller was an engineer, architect, theorist, author, and early proponent of environmental sustainability. Singular “live documentary” filmmaker Sam Green and the legendary band Yo La Tengo recount the life’s work of the inimitable thinker with The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, a thrilling portrait of the visionary futurist. As Green narrates and cues telling images, Yo La Tengo performs its original, contemplative score. The result is a captivating experience that revives “the legacy of the prophetic engineer and architect who promoted independent design and sustainability when America was clear-cutting forests, paving wetlands, and driving the wasteful cars that almost put General Motors out of business” (IndieWire).

"A singular experience, and a collective one, with the potential for human connection and human error.”

The New York Times