All are invited to the screening of the ward-winning movie that chronicles the fascinating history of John Nicholas Brown’s ultra-modern residence on Fishers Island named “Windshield.”
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Location: Henry L. Ferguson Museum, 2nd Floor
4pm starting time (47 minute length)
Discussion and reception afterwards hosted by Pierce Rafferty
Intercutting home movies, interviews and photographs, the filmmaker carries us along on a whirlwind architectural tour from the project’s inception in the early 1930s to a completion that collided with the 1938 Hurricane. Of particular interest to island residents will be the color aerials of the island in the 1930s, the home movies of the Brown family at play, and the coverage of Chief Bob Wall leading the FIFD as it fights the fire that ultimately destroyed the house in the 1970s.
Watch the trailer: