sam green and yo la tango

Artwork by Nick Drnaso


Sam Green and Yo La Tengo—The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

Presented in association with Cinefamily

Thursday, November 10, 8:00 p.m.

About the Program

L.A. debut! Experience “live documentary” with Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Sam Green and legendary indie rock band Yo La Tengo at this very special, one-night-only engagement in an intimate 300-seat venue.

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller traces the career of twentieth-century futurist, architect, inventor, and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983). An early proponent of environmental stewardship, Fuller spoke persuasively about contemporary design and architecture’s ability to tackle issues of sustainability and conservation and to stimulate radical societal change. Green’s live narration is accompanied by Yo La Tengo performing their original score live on stage.

The New York Times calls the collaboration “a singular experience, and a collective one, with the potential for human connection and human error.” Writer Rebecca Solnit raves, “[It’s] a movie being born as you see it and hear it, as alive as music.”