Live Documentary “The Love Song Of R. Buckminster Fuller” At Skidmore With Score By Yo La Tengo

Jun 6, 2019

The 2019 John Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative Documentary Forum, “Humor: Laughing with Reality,” happening at Skidmore College is a weekend-long festival with presentations of artistic work and symposium-style conversations around the theme of humor in documentary.

The first of two keynote events happens tonight. It is: Sam Green and Yo La Tengo “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller” tonight at 8 PM at the Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs.

In this hour-long “live documentary,” Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Sam Green explores Fuller’s utopian vision of radical social change through a design revolution. The project is a collaboration between Green and the legendary indie band Yo La Tengo. At tonight’s screening, Green narrates the film in person and cues images while Yo La Tengo performs their original score.

Ira Kaplan for Yo La Tengo joins us.