$15 (1 hour)
Back by popular demand! Modernism Week welcomes back filmmaker Simcha Shtull to introduce her award-winning documentary and answer questions following the screening. The film is not yet available online, so don’t miss this opportunity to experience it in person.
Back to the House of Tomorrow is the story of a residence important for its role in Palm Springs and Hollywood history, and for its personal themes of family and community, tragedy and renewal.
Perched like a spaceship on a hill in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood, the House of Tomorrow (1960) is one of the most photographed homes in the city. An architecturally and historically significant residence, the house was custom-designed by desert modernist architect William Krisel for the family of Helene and Robert Alexander (of the famed Alexander Construction Company). The home was famously featured in a 1962 Look magazine photo-shoot, where it was described as “a futuristic pleasure dome.”
The documentary explores the unique design of the house; memories of the Alexander family living there in the early ‘60s; the house’s decline over the decades; its controversial fame as the Elvis Presley Honeymoon Hideaway; and the restoration and return to its original glory in 2022.
USA | 2023 | 41 min. View the Trailer here.
Simcha Shtull is a Seattle-based filmmaker. Back to the House of Tomorrow premiered at Modernism Week (Feb 2023) in Palm Springs, CA.
Things to Know
This event is forages 12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week Presentations.
Event Check-in Location
Annenberg Theatre, Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Simcha Shtull
|No items available.|