Film

Integral Man

Dr. James Stewart is the most published mathematician since Euclid. In addition to his work as a calculus professor, he was a concert level violinist, philanthropist and gay rights activist. Jim is unique, and so is his Integral House. Completed in 2009, almost ten years after he initially commissioned two young architects for the project, Integral House is hailed as a masterpiece by some of thegreatest architecture and design critics in the world. One of the house’s many remarkable features: it is designed around a stunning internal concert hall where Jim could host some of the world’s greatest living musicians. Integral Man follows Jim as he confronts his declining health, inability to play violin as arthritis cripples his hands, and his diagnosis in summer 2013 of multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, from which he died in December 2014.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A with Joseph Clement, writer, director and co-producer of the film; Brigitte Shim, of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects; and Aaron Davis, keyboardist and composer.

This program is presented as part of the 2018 Toronto Design Offsite (TO DO) Festival, which runs 15 – 21 January 2018. Visit todesignoffsite.com for more.