November 21, 2010

Something Wonderful in A Different Key: Minka

A moving moment that is something other than it first appears: "When I look at these photographs... When I look at these photographs... it's definitely not yesterday. It's long ago."

"Minka" trailer from Birdling Films on Vimeo.

In Fall 2007, Princeton Architectural Press published "Minka: My Farmhouse In Japan," the memoir of retired AP foreign correspondent John Roderick. Moved by the story of this remarkable house and the memories it contained, and with seed funding from the Graham Foundation, we began work on a documentary film about John, his adopted son architect Yoshihiro Takishita, and the 250-year old house they shared. John died in March 2008 at the age of 93. "Minka" is a meditation on place, architecture, memory and the meanings of home.
Posted by Vanderleun at November 21, 2010 3:09 PM
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Beautiful on so many levels.

Posted by: M*A at November 22, 2010 4:46 PM