LUTAH

Friday April 15th, 12:00pm

Overview:

LUTAH explores the life of a remarkably versatile architect who left an impressive legacy. Initially eclipsed by her male contemporaries in the early 20th century, Lutah Maria Riggs navigated her way through the male-centric world of architecture and brought a freshness to the established architectural styles of Southern California. Riggs blazed a trail for women, relying on the courage of her convictions and a hint of eccentricity. She pursued her passions and created a life of independence, an exceptional choice for a woman at that time. Never before seen photographs and journal entries from Riggs’s personal collection, and candid interviews, this documentary reveals a side of Lutah Maria Riggs that has gone unnoticed.

Director:  
Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Producers:
 Gretchen Lieff, 
 Leslie Sweem Bhutani
Writers:
 Kum-Kum Bhavnani, 
 Ryan Pettey