The Latest: Visual Acoustics

Michelle Oliver attends the screening of Visual Acoustics, a documentary honoring Michelles great-uncle Julius Shulman.  

VISUAL ACOUSTICS is an award-winning documentary about the incredible life of Michelle Oliver's great-uncle, Julius Shulman, one of the greatest architectural photographers of his time. Produced by Michelle Oliver, this film narrated by Dustin Hoffman and directed by Eric Bricker will forever memorialize the life work of the great Julius Shulman. Shulman's photography epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. He captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry.  This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.

Visual Acoustics was distributed by Arthouse Films in the U.S. and ran in theaters across the country from October 2009 – March 2010. During that time the film was recognized by the Austin Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Visual Acoustics also won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at Lone Star International Film Festival, and Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at Newport Beach Film Festival. The film screened with much acclaim at Los Angeles Film Festival (world premiere), Kimbell Art Museum, Festival International Du Film Sur L’Art, Harvard University, and Apple (Cupertino).  Visual Acoustics is currently screening on Sundance Channel and is available on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes.

On February 13th, 2016 Michelle Oliver was honored to be apart of a screening of Visual Acoustics at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.  Michelle was joined by director Eric Bricker for a special Q&A panel help after the screening. For information on future screenings of Visual Acoustics please visit the website here.