Ed Driscoll

Super Career, Irregular Documentary

There’s a new documentary about the important 20th century German-born architect called Mies van der Rohe: Regular or Super. It’s a straightforward 60-minute biographic film that would be right at home on A&E or the History Channel, except for its annoying postmodern framing device.

For a film about a man who built some of the most important tall office buildings and apartments in North America, the filmmakers decided to use one of Mies’s last and least important projects–a tiny Esso gas station he built near Montreal to book-end their documentary, and provide it its title.

I have a review of it online over at Blogcritics.org.