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

Showing on November 12, 2014

Playing at Vogue Theatre

Buckminster FULLER before his geode dome at Montreal World Fair.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

2015 PuSh Festival Program Launch

Celebrate the program launch of the 11th annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, taking place January 20 to February 8, 2015 in venues across Vancouver. Join Sam Green, Yo La Tengo and Artistic and Executive Director of PuSh Festival Norman Armour for an amazing live performance plus the revealing of the full 2015 PuSh Festival programming lineup.

The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller is a “live documentary” created by Academy Award-nominated director Sam Green, who live narrates the film, accompanied by legendary indie band Yo La Tengo. Together, they set the stage for a remarkable evening exploring the life and times of R. Buckminster Fuller, the 20th century American futurist, architect, engineer, inventor, and author.

Considered as “one of the greatest minds of our times,” Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was renowned for his comprehensive perspective on the world’s problems. For more than five decades, he developed pioneering solutions that reflected his commitment to the potential of innovative design to create technology that does “more with less” and thereby improves human lives. He is credited with creating and popularizing the geodesic dome, which has given shape to some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including Vancouver’s own Science World. Fuller’s connection to Vancouver dates back to 1976 when he was a guest at the seminal United Nations Habitat Conference on Human Settlements (aka Habitat I), along with Barbara Ward, Margaret Mead, Mother Teresa and Pierre Trudeau.

The program launch will offer audience members a first glimpse of the exciting influx of international and local artists performing at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, in Vancouver, this winter.


Artist Bio


Vogue Theatre

918 Granville Street, Vancouver


Doors open at 7pm.


Director: Sam Green | Music: Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew | Produced by Kontent Films and Mark Decena | Cinematograper: Andy Black | Mixing/Sound: Mark Luecke | Assistant: Dana Kash