Subject: ADFF August 17 2016 Newsletter

August 17, 2016

Each year we are astonished and pleased by how many films are created around the world that are potential candidates for screening at our events. After previewing over 200 films we have narrowed it down to one great festival, 17 film programs and over 30 films that should satisfy everybody's taste for design. We can't wait to share the films that have been selected for this year’s festival—our 8th! Here are a few of the upcoming 2016 films which you'll hear more about in the coming newsletters.

68 min / 2016 / USA
Directed by Peter Rosen
ADFF will kick off this year's festival with Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, a film that examines the life and work of Finnish-American architectural giant Eero Saarinen. The film follows Director of Photography Eric Saarinen on a cathartic journey as he visits his father's visionary buildings from the St. Louis Gateway Arch to the TWA Flight Center. Shot in 6K with the latest drone technology, the film showcases Eero's influential body of work that stands apart from the clutter of contemporary design and continues to inspire architects today.
Director Peter Rosen and Eric Saarian will join us for opening night.
Workplace (World Premiere)
66 min / 2016 / USA
Directed by Gary Hustwit
Workplace is a documentary film about the past, present, and future of the office – a place where hundreds of millions of human beings spend billions of hours every day. The film follows the design and construction of the New York headquarters of R/GA, where the company and architects Foster + Partners explore the intersection of digital and physical space. It looks at the thinking and experimentation involved in trying to create the next evolution of what the office could be.
Director Gary Hustwit and guests will join us for Q&A following the screenings.
Where Architects Live (US Premiere)
78 min / 2014 / Italy
Directed by Francesca Molteni
Where Architects Live is an exploration into the private spaces of eight protagonists of world architecture: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Studio Mumbai. This is an opportunity to venture in and see what these designers create with no clients to consider, only their personal choices on the spaces they chose to call home.
Director Francesca Molteni will join us for a Q&A after the screening.

Photo © Aki Furudate
44 min / 2016 / France/USA
Directed by Elizabeth Lennard
This multi-media art piece created by Elizabeth Lennard will be a part of the MoMA exhibit How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior (Oct. 1 – April 23, 2017). ADFF will offer a unique opportunity to see this on a large screen followed by a conversation with Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Modern Design at MoMA, Elle Decor's Joseph Giovannini, and Artist/Director Elizabeth Lennard.
Talking House is a 40-minute montage of Villa E-1027 filmed today, Eileen Gray’s 1929 photographs of the villa and recently restored Le Corbusier film footage.

Photo © Elizabeth Lennard
The Architecture & Design Film Festival is presented by A/D/O – a 23,000 square-foot design center opening in Greenpoint, Brooklyn this fall. Tailored for design professionals, but open to all, it aims to be a platform for developing talent and a prolific source of new ideas for the future. A/D/O is an initiative of MINI and part of the company's exploration of innovations that improve urban life.
Tickets for the Architecture & Design Film Festival will go on sale August 31 and can be purchased online

ADFF New Orleans 2016
This past weekend ADFF and the Louisiana Architecture Foundation presented our first festival in New Orleans. It was a great success and many people came out despite the state-wide flooding. A wide range of people attended including Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and one of New Orleans' most celebrated architects, Albert Ledner. Many New Yorkers know Ledner's work because he designed a few iconic buildings in Manhattan including the former St Vincent’s Hospital on 7th Avenue and the National Maritime Union on 9th Avenue which is now The Maritime Hotel.

Photo © Maria Baranova. From left to right: ADFF Director Kyle Bergman, Architect Al Ledner and Filmmaker Catherine Ledner.
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