The Experimental city /
a Unicorn Stencil Documentary Films production ; director, Chad Friedrichs ; producers, Chad Freidrichs, Jaimie Freidrichs, Brian Woodman ; generously financial support provided by the Graham Foundation & the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.
Columbia, MO : Unicorn Stencil, [2018]
2 videodiscs (96, 60 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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Columbia, MO : Unicorn Stencil, [2018]
contents note
Theatrical cut (96 min.) -- Television cut (60 min.).
credits note
Editor, camera, sound design, colorist, visual effects, archival transfers by Chad Freidrichs ; music by Benjamin Balcom ; historical consultant, Todd Wildermuth, author of the dissertation: Yesterday's City of Tomorrow.
general note
Featuring the archival resources of: The University of Minnesota Libraries, The Northwest Architectural Archives, The Minnesota Historical Society, The AT&T Archives, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Washington University Libraries, and an oral history by Louise O'Connor.
Includes both 96 and 60 minute versions of the film.
Originally produced in 2017.
Louise O'Connor.
The Experimental City is a documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City projcet, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city in the isolated woods of Northern Minnesota. At the heart of the story is renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, who dreams of a new kind of planned city - a truly experimental city that continuously changes to find workable urban solutions. This new city would employ the newest technologies in communications, transport, pollution control, energy supply - even large-scale domed enclosure - in an attempt to create more livable cities for the 21st Century. It was a compelling vision, with powerful backers, hundreds of experts, and its own state agency. But not everyone fell in line with this newfangled vision for the future.
language note
In English.
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technical details
DVD, NTSC, Region-Free, 2.35:1 Letterboxed.

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