The Rubin Lost Horizon
1937, USA, Frank Capra, 138 min.
Starring: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt and Edward Everett Horton
Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum (limited capacity)
Introduced by Jay Valgora
Did You Know?
- Bleached corn flakes were used to achieve the look of snow in the blizzard sequence.
- Frank Capra’s original cut of the film was over 6 hours long. The film was 3 and a half hours by the first public screening, and was eventually edited down to its final significantly shorter running time.
- The characters of Sondra and Lovett were not present in James Hilton’s original novel, but created specifically for the cinematic adaptation.
About the Speaker
Jay Valgora is an architect, urbanist, and designer. His practice, STUDIO V Architecture, focuses on provocative and diverse designs at a wide range of scales from buildings to entire communities. He is known for his work in reconciling contemporary architectural design with the urban environment, including concepts for more sustainable, complex, and livable cities. STUDIO V's work seeks to address the richness, history, and contradictions of the 21st century urban condition. Mr. Valgora earned a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University where he studied under Alvaro Siza, received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and was a Fulbright Fellow to the United Kingdom. As founder of STUDIO V, Mr. Valgora's recent projects include the dramatic contemporary addition to the Empire Raceway in Yonkers, the first complete renovation of Macy's iconic Herald Square building in 110 years, the redesign of the area surrounding the Stamford Train Station, and the recent selection as architect to redesign the historic Empire Stores on the Brooklyn waterfront.