Film Night: The House on the Hill

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    Friday, August 14 2020

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In person, architecture can move us, but it can also touch us through storytelling and the medium of film. Remember when you first saw the 1927 science-fiction film Metropolis? Or The Fountainhead with Howard Roark, the ambitious and uncompromising young architect? This summer, we’ll recommend an architecture film each Friday to jumpstart your weekend. You can watch the film on your own time by accessing it through Kanopy, YouTube, or another shared platform. Share your thoughts about the film using #aiadcSummerNights. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy the film!

The House on Haunted Hill

A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky house overnight with him and his wife. The exterior of the house used in the film is the Ennis Brown house in Los Angeles, designed and built in the 1920s by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Running Time: 75 mins
Year: 1959
Director: William Castle
Writer: Robb White
Features: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long

Organized by: Washington Architectural Foundation

Film courtesy of: Internet Archive

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