Subject: ADFF Newsletter March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

This month the film capital of the world will get a double dose of ADFF. The first Short Films Walk: LA (SFW: LA) will be at Helms Bakery District all day on March 10th. The following week, the full five-day Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF), presented by Pacific Sales Kitchen and Home, will be at the Los Angeles Theater Center.
Helms Bakery District will host a full day of FREE screenings with over 24 short films on architecture and design. Pop into any of the six participating showrooms on the walk — Arcana Books, Harbour Outdoor, H.D. Buttercup, Room & Board, Scandinavian Designs and Vitra — and experience a unique program of films curated by ADFF. The films will be shown on a loop and play throughout the day so guests have an opportunity to see dozens of film shorts as they walk from showroom to showroom.
SFW: LA will conclude with the screening of a feature length film, Building Hope:The Maggie’s Centres, followed by a conversation with Frances Anderton, host of KCRW’s Design and Architecture, along with special guests. 
Architecture & Design Film Festival: LA
Presented by Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home
March 14-18
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles 

Festival Highlights
Opening Night

Big Time
Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder
2017 / 90 min / Denmark
March 14 Buy Tickets

An intimate insight into the life of a genius — his innovative mind and struggle to maintain his own persona while making the world a better place to live. Big Time follows star architect Bjarke Ingels over a period of six years while he is struggling to complete his largest projects yet, the New York skyscraper VIA W57 and World Trade Center 2.

A screening and panel discussion 
co-presented by Interior Design & Vitra
March 15 Buy Tickets

Director: Gary Hustwit
2016 / 77 min / USA

Workplace is a documentary about the past, present and future of the office. Hundreds of millions of human beings spend billions of hours in offices every day. How can we make them better places for people to work and collaborate? What’s the next wave of digital tools to connect the office, the city and the planet? How has the office evolved over the last 100 years? And do we even need offices anymore? 

Following the film Edie Cohen of Interior Design will moderate a conversation with Primo Ophila, co-founder of Studio O+A, and others.

Two Czech Films 
Co-presented by Lasvit
March 16 Buy Tickets

Eye Over Prague
Director: Olga Spátova
2010 / 52 min / Czech Republic

An extraordinary tale about the strongly passionate and elegant architect Jan Kaplicky who has a clear vision of the future and the biggest fight on his hands in Prague. His greatest unrealized architectural achievement, the new National Library in Prague means the world to him. It represents a triumphant return to his homeland for the Czech-born émigré, a vindication of his uncompromisingly forward-looking philosophy and a tragically poetic ending to his remarkable career.

Director: Kryštof Jankovec
2017 / 29 min / Czech Republic

While Leon Jakimič’s tennis career failed to take off ten years ago, it led to something much better – the founding of Lasvit, a company that revived the Czech glassmaking craft. Breakpoint is a “mockumentary” that follows Leon´s life and tells the story of a man who hoped to achieve something great, but had to take a different route than originally intended.

The Experimental City
Director: Chad Freidrichs
2017 / 95 min / USA
March 17 Buy Tickets March 18 Buy Tickets

In the 1960s, frustrated by the growing problem of urban pollution, Athelstan Spilhaus, a visionary scientist and futurist comic strip writer, assembled a team of experts to develop a bold experiment: the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC). MXC would be the city of the future, a domed metropolis for 250,000 pioneering residents, built from scratch and using cutting-edge technology to prevent urban sprawl and pollution. Things didn’t quite go as planned, as explored in Chad Friedrichs’ fascinating look back at the would-be city of tomorrow.

Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World's Fair?
Director: Mina Chow
2017 / 57 min / USA
March 16 Buy Tickets March 18 Buy Tickets

Daughter of immigrants, an idealistic architect struggles to keep her dream alive as she journeys to discover why America abandoned World’s Fairs. Face of a Nation captures the erosion of the American image as the country loses sight of its vision and values.  Probing deeply into national identity, architect Mina Chow investigates the controversy surrounding US participation at World’s Fairs for the last 25 years.  The film asks important questions about the country’s role in the world and perceptions of the American image. With our diminished presence at World’s Fairs, have we lost sight of what it means to be American? 

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The first annual Architecture & Design Film Festival: DC at the National Building Museum just finished on February 25 and was a great success. Here are a few highlight images.
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