SC Johnson is proud to have created
films that have entertained and moved millions of people. Two of these
films are currently being shown at The Golden Rondelle Theater on the SC Johnson headquarters campus.
About The Golden Rondelle
built as the SC Johnson Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in
1964-65, The Golden Rondelle was then dismantled and re-designed by by
Taliesin Associated Architects to take a permanent place on the SC
Johnson campus. Today, the building continues to function as a theater
for both company and public events.
About the Films
- Carnaúba: A Son's Memoir
In 1998, fourth generation SC Johnson leader Sam Johnson recreated
his father's 1935 expedition from Racine, Wisconsin, to Fortaleza,
Brazil. He wanted to reconnect with the memory of his father and to
reinvigorate the company's spirit of adventure. But even more than an
adventure, it became a journey about family. In 2000, Sam produced a
film about the trip, and shared his deepest personal feelings about
reconnecting with his father. The film has since reached countless
audiences with its messages about parents and children, love and
support. The Washington Post called it "a personal epilogue to the
importance of family." The Tribune Review said "'Carnaúba' is one of the
most beautiful and artistic documentaries to be produced in a long
time." Carnaúba: A Son's Memoir runs about 1 hour.
- To Be Alive!
Commissioned by SC Johnson for the 1964-5 World's Fair, the Academy
Award-winning film To Be Alive! offered an uncommon blend of
authenticity, social progress and optimism. Former U.S. President Dwight
Eisenhower called it "... a most imaginative film and very beautifully
done. It shows the world through the children's eyes, where there is no
room for prejudice or arrogance." With its exuberance and focus on the
joy of being alive, the film became one of the most popular exhibits at
the Fair. To Be Alive! runs about 20 minutes.