Author, designer, engineer, futurist, and inventor – just a few words that describe the dynamic R. Buckminster Fuller.
On January 13, 2011, the New York Times featured a piece written by Eve M. Kahn regarding a new Fuller documentary, The Last Dymaxion: Buckminster Fuller’s Dream Restored, by Noel Murphy.
The film’s companion website explains that:
Filming took place over one year and tells the story of the world’s first green car, the Dymaxion Transport, and the story beyond. Noel Murphy traveled to England and Spain, as well as all over the United States, doing research and filming. He talked to everyone from Jay Leno to Lord Norman Foster, (the world’s top architect and Bucky student) and even Bobby Kennedy Jr. The New York Times has slated a article about “The Last Dymaxion” for the first week of January 2011. The film then goes on tour to be shared at a number of film festivals.
Ms. Kahn notes that the film “covers Fuller’s dark side as well as his innovations: his youthful heavy drinking, fondness for showgirls, expulsion from Harvard and a “near suicide attempt” by drowning in Lake Michigan”.
The trailer can be viewed or downloaded here.