The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and CDm2 LIGHTWORKS are proud to present a one-night-only performance of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller on Wednesday, November 12 at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre.

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller is a “live documentary” created by Academy Award-nominated director Sam Green, who live narrates the film, accompanied by legendary indie band Yo La Tengo. Together, they set the stage for a remarkable evening exploring the life and times of R. Buckminster Fuller, the 20th century American futurist, architect, engineer, inventor, and author.

Considered “one of the greatest minds of our times,” Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was renowned for his comprehensive perspective on the world’s problems. For over 50 years, he developed pioneering solutions that reflected his commitment to the potential of innovative design to create technology that does “more with less” and thereby improves human lives.

Fuller is credited with creating and popularizing the geodesic dome, which has given shape to some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including Vancouver’s own Science World. Fuller’s connection to Vancouver dates back to 1976 when he was a guest at the seminal United Nations Habitat Conference on Human Settlements (aka Habitat I), along with Barbara Ward, Margaret Mead, Mother Teresa, and Pierre Trudeau.

Sam Green is a New York and San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker whose previous work, The Weather Underground-about the eponymous 1970’s radical anti-establishment group-was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004. Yo La Tengo is a scene-changing band from Hoboken, New Jersey with a passionate following and a 30-year history worthy of its own documentary. They have 13 studio albums and have written multiple film soundtracks.

This launch performance marks the start of celebrations leading up to the 11th Annual PuSh Festival, to take place from January 20 to February 8, 2015 in venues across Vancouver. At the launch event, PuSh will reveal the full programming lineup of the upcoming festival and Artistic and Executive Director Norman Armour will offer a first glimpse of the performances and artists.

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 8 pm
Venue: Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $36; available starting September 15, 10 am online, and in person at Zulu, Neptoon, and Highlife Records

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