Wednesday, October 15, 2014

EVENTS: NY's Architecture & Design Film Festival opens Oct. 15!

 from 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture

Running today through Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Tribeca Cinemas, the NY Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) will feature the U.S. premieres of new 3D films by Robert Redford and Wim Wenders, as well the long-awaited world premiere of Gray Matters, a documentary about designer and architect Eileen Gray, which will both open and close the 5-day event. (To read more about Eileen Gray's extraordinary life and output, link to my article "From Shadow to Light" in Modernism magazine.)

The festival includes 25 international films, including Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture (USA)In the Midst of Things (Portugal)Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui (USA),  and Who Dares Wins: Zaha Hadid (UK)Four panels of distinguished commentators will speak, lively Q&As will take place after many of the films and, of course, there will be great parties.

 from Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui 
The film presents the vision of a maverick architect inspired by nature’s 
form and function, and emphasizing sustainability. Tssui says that he  is 
"trying to do no less than to change the world.”

from Who Dares Wins: Zaha Hadid 
Hadid is now "one of a handful of global superstar designers who have changed the way people think about the world through buildings." This singular woman -- by turns charming, arrogant, and visionary -- has brought the seemingly impossible to fruition.

Scheduling and descriptions of films can be found here, on the ADFF website.

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