The Gehry Love Parade Continues
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The Gehry Love Parade Continues

Does this city ever get enough of Frank Gehry? After all, there is such thing as too much Gehry (Re: the future of the AGO…) The question becomes, when will the Gehry love bucket overflow and flood Toronto, killing everything in its path? The AGO’s expected opening is in 2008.
But alas, just as the Gehry Exhibit at U of T comes to a close, the film Sketches of Frank Ghery opens. (I should say re-opens since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival)
Sydney Pollack (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Out of Africa, The Firm) directs his first documentary, about his friend Frank. He takes you from sketch to bends as buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain come to be.
The film was born out of conversations between Pollack and Gehry, and evolved to include interviews with architects, actors, critics and even Frank’s psychiatrist. Together, these paint a telling portrait of the complexity of the Toronto native’s architecture, ideas and being.
Sketches of Frank Gehry is now playing at Canada Square and Carlton theatres.
[photo: Sketches of Frank Gehry movie poster – Sony Pictures Classics]