Today launches the start of the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival. The festival explores architecture and design as an intersection with nuance and innovation in the field through a series of films bringing the concepts and techniques used by developers and architects through a filmmakers lens. The festival will showcase over 30 full length and short films that touch upon topics like imaginative solutions for the homeless problem facing New York, how drones are impacting architecture, and documentaries providing insight into creative minds like Dries Van Noten, Rem Koolhaas, and more.
The festival takes place at Cinepolis Chelsea in Manhattan from November 1st to the 5th. Tickets are live currently on the website with general admission tickets to premieres selling for $16.50.
The festival has also announced its highlight films for the festival, their must-see films covering all aspects of the industry and insights into the future of architectural design in the world. Be sure to clear your schedule to see this show.
– Opening Night Film (November 1): Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place. Directed by Catherine Hunter, the film explores the life and art of Australia’s most famous living architect, now 80 years old, as he designs his most ambitious project to date — a mosque for an Islamic community in Melbourne.
– The World Premiere of SuperDesign, a new documentary by Francesca Molteni (Director of Amare Gio Ponti & Where Architects Live), tells the story about Italian Radical Design. The ADFF:NY screenings lead to R & Company‘s opening of the exhibition SuperDesign, a survey of Italian Radical Design from 1965-1975 (November 7, 2017 – January 4, 2018).
– Columbus is not only director Kogonada‘s debut feature film, but is also ADFF’s first inclusion of a narrative film. In the film, a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour and his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana — a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings by world-renowned architects like Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, and Richard Meier.
– Films featuring Pritzker Prize winners include: Jean Nouvel: Reflections; Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect; Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place; Getting Frank Gehry; REM; Zaha: An Architectural Legacy
– US Premieres: Aires Mateus: Matter in Reverse; Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres; The Diplomat, the Artist & the Suit; Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place; Integral Man
– NY Premieres: DRIES; The Neue Nationalgalerie