Subject: ADFF: LA Day 3, March 16

March 16, 2018

ADFF: LA still has 27 screenings, two amazing panel discussions tonight and many Q&A's with filmmakers.
Festival Highlights for Today, March 16
March 16 @ 6:30 Buy Tickets 
Program 5
Two Czech Films and a Panel Discussion
Co-Presented by LASVIT

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

An extraordinary tale about the passionate and elegant architect Jan Kaplicky who had a clear vision for the future to deal with one of the biggest fights on his hands in Prague.

2017 / 29 min / Czech Republic
Director: Kryštof Jankovec

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 short mockumentary that follows Leon´s life path.

Followed by a panel discussion:

Edward Lifson - Journalist 

Marcel Náhlovsky - Marketing Director, Lasvit
Cesar Giraldo - Cesar Giraldo Design
Gulla Jónsdóttir - Gulla Jonsdottir Architecture + Design
Frank Slesinski - President, ASID
Sybil Jane Barrido - SJV Design
Otto Fabri - Designer

March 16 @ 8:30 Buy Tickets 
Program 19

8 Short films and a Panel Discussion

Join Liam Young, coordinator of Sci Arc's Fiction and Entertainment Masters program for an evening of discussions and speculative fiction short films from architects, directors and world builders. Each film will be a window to an alternative urban future, simultaneously exploring an extraordinary image of tomorrow and a provocative examination of the questions facing us today.

Screenings include films by Sci Arc Fiction and Entertainment faculty members Liam Young and Alexey Marfin, graduates of the program and directors such as Keiichi Matsuda, Factory Fifteen, Ash Thorp and many more.

Patti Podesta, Production Designer, Memento and American Gods
Geoff Manaugh, Writer/Creator, BLDGBLOG
Sarah Villareal, Architect/Producer, Netflix/New York Times
Alexey Marfin, Director, Sci Arc Fiction and Entertainment Faculty
Pierce Myers, Designer/Director, Experimental Worldbuilding Studio

March 16 @ 6:15  Buy Tickets 
Program 16
Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World's Fair? 
Director: Mina Chow
2017 / 57 min / USA

Come hear architect and film director Mina Chow in a post-screening Q&A.

Daughter of immigrants and an idealistic architect, Chow 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, 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?

March 16 @ 6:45 Reserve Seats  - free screening 
Program 2
Building Hope: The Maggie's Centres
Director: Sarah Howitt
2016 / 59 min / UK

In 1993, Maggie Keswick Jencks was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was told she had three months to live. On hearing this devastating news she was left to sit on a plastic chair in a hospital corridor. The only place she could find to cry was a toilet cubicle. Her husband Charles Jencks, who is co-founder of Maggie's, said:

“I think that initial shock was certainly the moment when Maggie thought we can do better than this. You don’t have to suffer in a corridor on death row having just been told that you are going to die. That was the moment architecture and medicine met in our minds.” 

Screening with the Short Film
Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust 
2017 / 4 min / Myles Krame

Los Angeles has the highest number of unsheltered people in the country. The Skid Row Housing Trust in downtown Los Angeles provides both housing for the homeless and innovative solutions to keeping them off the streets. In 1989 the Trust began restoring and preserving single room occupancy housing in the downtown area. Currently, the Trust focuses on new construction projects while collaborating with renowned architects including Michael Maltzan Architecture, and Brooks + Scarpa. The portfolio of buildings that the Trust owns is steadily expanding, using a model that can be replicated in any city.

March 16 @ 8:45  Buy Tickets
Program 17
Getting Frank Gehry
Director: Sally Aitken
2015 / 52 min / Australia

The University of Technology, Sydney’s new business school, is Frank Gehry’s daring ‘Treehouse project’, otherwise known as the 'crumpled brown paper bag’ to its critics. At first sight, the school will almost certainly shock anyone not already familiar with Gehry’s work elsewhere around the world. Designed to be radical inside and out, the building is sure to provoke conflicts for decades, and yet is highly likely to be hailed as a masterpiece of early 21st century architecture in time, just as so many of his other creations have already been.

March 16 @ 9:00  Buy Tickets
Program 10
Director: Reiner Holzemer
2017 / 90 min / Belgium & Germany

For the first time fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life. For an entire year Reiner Holzemer documents the precise steps that Dries takes to conceive of four collections - the rich fabrics, embroidery and prints exclusive to his designs … as well as the emblematic fashion shows that bring his collections to the world and have become cult “must sees” at Paris Fashion Week.

This film offers an insight into the life, mind and creative heart of a master fashion designer who, for more than 25 years, has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalization. Original music by Colin Greenwood of Radiohead, and Matthew Herbert and Sam Petts-Davies.

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