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UNEXPECTED MODERNISM

The Wiener Brothers Story
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Red Carpet Premiere - April 2, 2020

The Strand Theatre, Shreveport, La

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A story of innovation, education, exploration, modern architecture, and a love of Shreveport.

Samuel G. Wiener and William B. Wiener were Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, brothers from different mothers, and residents of Shreveport, Louisiana. Following a 1931 voyage of discovery to Europe’s most prestigious design school, the Bauhaus, they became the most innovative and prolific modern architects in the American South and transformed our community in the process.

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Filmmakers

Shreveport Filmmakers telling a Shreveport Story.
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Gregory Kallenberg

Gregory Kallenberg

Director, Writer

Gregory is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Shreveport. Most recently, he directed and produced the Rational Middle of Immigration, an acclaimed series of short films shining a light on immigration in America. He is also the director of The Long Game, a series documenting the massive energy development in West Texas and the impact of the energy sources on the local population and the environment. He also directed the award-winning Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future. Kallenberg is the Louisiana Endowment of the Humanities’ 2019 “Champion of Culture” and is a former journalist.

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Chris Lyon

Chris Lyon

Producer, Writer

Chris is a filmmaker who has called Shreveport home for over 25 years. He and Kallenberg have been collaborating on documentary projects since 2008 with the film Haynesville, which followed the natural gas discovery in northwest Louisiana. He also produced the short film series Shape of Shreveport in 2015, which featured insights into Shreveport’s history. Currently, Lyon is producing a second season of Rational Middle of Immigration and The Long Game with Kallenberg and Class Action Park, a documentary on the most dangerous water park in the world.

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Rachael Hansil

Rachael Hansil

Producer

Hansil has worked on a variety of reality and documentary style productions including shows for broadcast and streaming channels such as Netflix’s Fastest Car. She has worked with Kallenberg and Lyon on Rational Middle of Immigration. Her experience in managing workflows and personnel ensures the trains leave the station on time and that the creative minds have the freedom and tools to execute their vision on-screen.

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