New York State Pavilion Documentary
The past few months I have been hard at work putting together the details of the backer rewards including finalizing the film artwork and coordinating with my friends and partners to get all of the swag together. Through that process I was able to upgrade all DVD recipients to something which I think will make the wait all worth it. Instead of a DVD you all will be getting a DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack.
Each Blu-ray case will contain a signed postcard (with a personal note from me - depending on your reward level) and a link to the film’s bonus material. I decided to put the bonus material on the web so that I can continue to curate it over the next few months and even years. I will continue to send updates as new content is posted. The bonus material is being shared exclusively with backers of this film.
The final and most important step of this process will be to confirm your shipping information.
You will need to fill out this Google form. Once I have your address confirmed, I will ship your gear!
Use the following URL.
You have been the most patient and loyal backers that I could have asked for. Thank you for standing by this project and allowing a far out idea by a deeply inexperienced filmmaker to become a reality. My favorite part of this film is when your names scroll during the credits. It is a testament to what this special piece of civic architecture means to so many people. Your names ring out like sirens demanding something better for the pavilion. Our names are forever tied to this film which I believe will always stand as the turning point in the story of this building.
I hope you like the film. But more importantly I hope that you keep up with the efforts of our organization People For the Pavilion and the efforts of all the partners involved in writing the next chapter for the New York State Pavilion, including Borough President Melinda Katz, the NYC Parks department, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, the New York State Pavilion Paint Project, and list goes on and on.
Share the film with your friends and family and help them to dream with us and imagine all the possibilities that lay ahead for the New York State Pavilion.
Posted by Matthew Silva
Queens, NY (March 16, 2015) - AquaRela Pictures, is excited to announce the release of the much anticipated documentary Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion, which will premiere at the Queens Theatre In the Park of Friday, May 22nd, 2015.
Modern Ruin tells the story of Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion during the glory days of the fair, and chronicles its demise over the past 50 years. The film details its post-fair use as a 60s concert venue and 70s roller rink, including the years of neglect as well as the recent advocacy efforts to save and repurpose the structure.
Mainspring Pictures Ltd Presents, an Aquarela Pictures Production, in association with People for the Pavilion “Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion”. Written, directed, and edited by Matthew Silva. Executive producers, Jake Gorst and Tracey Rennie Gorst.
WHAT: World Premiere of "Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion". A documentary about the New York State Pavilion
WHO: Directed by Matthew Silva, Executive Producers Jake Gorst & Tracey Rennie Gorst
WHEN: Friday, May 22nd, Cocktail hour 7 pm to 8, Screening from 8 to 9:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
WHERE: Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
DETAILS & TICKETS: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9994545
Info about the Film: www.aquarelapictures.com
General Admission: $15
Queens Theatre (QT) is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. QT’s mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and features international, national and local artists.
Posted by Matthew Silva
Good news. I just launch a new and improved website at www.aquarelapictures.com and on there you will find a new trailer for the documentary. I can not thank you all enough for the support you have already given to the film. I am working hard editing it, and with your continued support I am sure I will reach my goal and beyond. Please continue to share this project with your friends and follow the progress here and on Facebook.
Posted by Matthew Silva
A lot has been happening over the past few months. I thought I would put out this update via my blog. Check it out!
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I'll be there!
I would love to see the Pavillion restored, and I think croudsourced funding is the only way it will ever happen .
Hello, I Am currently a student at NYIT, majoring in architecture. I want to focus my thesis project on New York State Pavilion. I am researching for all kind of information, but I NEED SOME help, finding original floor plans and sections. That will be very useful. Thank you!
Hi, my dad worked directly under Robert Moses on this project if I can get you any info let me know