Visiting SC Johnson

About our Free Films

SC Johnson is proud to have created films that have entertained and moved millions of people. The films are shown in The Golden Rondelle Theater on the SC Johnson headquarters campus. Reservations are required and can be made here

About The Golden Rondelle

Originally 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 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.

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