Subject: A Perfect Sunday for ADFF Films

October 20, 2019

The first four days of ADFF:NY 2019 has seen packed theaters and awesome Q&A's with the filmmakers and many of the films' protagonists. Today, there are 12 more screenings. Tickets are still available online or at our box office on the first floor of Cinepolis Chelsea. (Note: All films will be shown at Cinepolis Chelsea (260 West 23rd) except the closing night film, City Dreamers, at SVA Theater (333 West 23rd).

Here are some of today's films and special guests:
Closing night film — the US Premiere of City Dreamers
Elizabeth Diller
Phyllis Lambert
City Dreamers

This special evening will start off with a live conversation between Elizabeth Diller and Phyllis Lambert. Phyllis Lambert. is one of the four protagonists in City Dreamers, The other three women featured in the film are Denise Scott Brown, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Blanche Lemco van Ginkel. Director Joseph Hillel shows how these four trailblazers, all filled with energy and wisdom, have helped shape the cities we live in today. After the film, the director will be there for a Q&A.

@ 7:30 - SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street) Buy Tickets

Miracle on 42nd Street & What It Takes To Make a Home
Miracle on 42 Street 
What It Takes to Make a Home

The two films in this program look at housing issues. Miracle on 42nd Street tells the story of Manhattan Plaza, the famous housing project in Times Square for people in the performing arts. What It Takes To Make a Home, a world premiere, is a look at how architects can help resolve some of the issues around homelessness. After the films join Giovanna Borasi, chief curator for the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), and the creative team behind What It Takes To Make a Home.

 @ 1:15  Buy Tickets

Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience

From the hand-drawn typeface on the cover of The Godfather to Herman Miller’s biomorphic coffee table, the work of Japanese American designers including Ruth Asawa, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, S. Neil Fujita, and Gyo Obata permeated postwar culture. While these second generation Japanese American artists have been celebrated, less-discussed is how their World War II incarceration—a period of intense hardship and discrimination—had a powerful effect on their lives and art.

Sunday Oct 20 @ 1:30 Buy Tickets
Gateways to New York 

This film is a NY story about the great Swiss structural engineer Othmar H. Amman, who emigrated to New York in 1904 and redefined the art of bridge building in America. In addition to his seminal George Washington Bridge - a beacon of modernity - Ammann's most important projects in New York areas are the Bayonne Bridge, the Triborough, the Bronx Whitestone, the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. 


Bruce Goff was one of the greatest American architects of the 20th century. His unconventional perspective challenged stigmas about the Midwest’s inability to produce innovative work. A peer to Frank Lloyd Wright, his work had a profound influence on the next generation of architects. 

The Human Shelter

This film is an epic, poetic journey investigating how we, as human beings, design and build our homes. The film will explore the concept of the “home,” and how humans express themselves creatively within that sacred space, whether it’s a lagoon settlement in Lagos, a refugee camp in Iraq or a six square-meter dwelling in Tokyo.

The Man & The Architect - Jørn Utzon

This documentary tells the personal and emotional story of the world-renowned architect and his unique gift. Behind him stood the love of his life through 70 years, Lis, without whom he would not have become the architect and man he was. His story is told by the people who were closest to him for decades: his children, close colleagues and friends, who all share anecdotes and experiences. He greatly inspired the people he worked with and meeting Jørn Utzon had a profound effect on their lives.

@ 4:00 Buy Tickets

Other screenings today are:

James Hubbell - Between Heaven and Earth @ 3:30 Buy Tickets

A Poetics of Living @ 3:45 Buy Tickets

The New Bauhaus @ 5:30  - Sold Out 

The Architecture of Infinity @ 5:45 - Sold Out

Of Vineyards and Shoeboxes @ 5:45 Buy Tickets

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