University Partners with Community on Film Screening
The Asian influences on architect Frank Lloyd Wright served as the subject of a unique collaborative effort between Wittenberg University and the Springfield-based Westcott House. As part of the Westcott House’s 2006 lecture series, “Rediscover Our Architectural Heritage,” Wright’s creations were featured in a special screening of the Japanese documentary film Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan, March 30, at Wittenberg.
Produced by Chicago native Karen Severns and Tokyo’s Koichi Mori, this meticulously researched film took five years to produce. Present at the screening to answer questions, the filmmakers also engaged in a weeklong series of discussions with classes on campus and in the Springfield community.