Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brothers’ Story

 
 

Coming Summer of 2019…

The film “Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brothers’ Story” tells the story of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener, Shreveport Louisiana architects and half-brothers whose modernist designs on residential, institutional, and commercial buildings in the 1930s and beyond, made Shreveport a hub of twentieth century architectural innovation. The project’s immediate objective is to share this little-known and important story with the general public, while putting a spotlight on the Wiener’s architectural gems. The larger objectives of this project include rejuvenating an appreciation for modernist architecture, not only for citizens in Shreveport and North Louisiana, but throughout the state, region, and nation. In doing so, the film will help in the effort to preserve, restore, and celebrate the incredible work of the Wieners and at the same time bring about an appreciation throughout the state and nation for the amazing architecture and community in Shreveport, Louisiana.