The Pruitt-Igoe myth [videorecording] / a film by Chad Freidrichs ; director, Chad Freidrichs ; producers, Brian Woodman ... [et al.] ; screenwriters, Chad Freidrichs, Jaime Freidrichs.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, 
Description: 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Pruitt-Igoe (Housing project : Saint Louis, Mo.).
Public housing Missouri Saint Louis History.
Documentary films. lcgft
Credits: Composer, Benjamin Balcom.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Notes: Title from sell sheet.
Release date: May. 15, 2012.
Summary: Built in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe was heralded as the model public housing project of the future, 'the poor man's penthouse.' Two decades later, it ended in rubble, its razing an iconic event that the architectural theorist Charles Jencks famously called the death of modernism. The footage and images of its implosion have helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents.