2018 Architecture and Design Films Showcase
Dir. King Vidor
Presented in a restored 35mm film print, this is the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s epic novel about an uncompromising, Frank Lloyd Wright–esque modernist architect.

A cult favorite of the right wing, The Fountainhead articulates Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, a neo-Nietzschean vision of free enterprise. Starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal, the film version is a campy potboiler, especially notable for Edward Carrere’s geometric and progressive set designs mixing Scandinavian and International motifs. (1949, 114 min, 35mm) Print courtesy of and preserved by the Library of Congress.

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Lead Image: King Vidor, The Fountainhead (1949); Courtesy the distributor.