Subject: ADFF NY Day 5 Nov 5

Nov 5, 2017

Day 5 is the final day of ADFF NY 2017 and we will finish the festival with nine screenings.

At 2:30 the New York premiere of 
Building Hope: The Maggie's Centres
which will be followed by a Q&A with architect Chris McVoy, a senior partner of Steven Holl Architects. For Tickets

At 4:30 will be the world premiere of SUPERDESIGN  
followed by a conversation with the film's director Francesca Molteni, Co-curator Maria Cristina Didero, architect Franco Audrito, and the producer Evan Snyderman. Moderated by Felix Burrichter. For Tickets

At 5:00 we will screen the world premiere of Aries Mateus: Matter in Reverse which will be followed by a Q&A with the director Henrique Pina and producer 
João Miguel Couto Duarte. For Tickets

At 7:00 we will screen Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place. For Tickets

And finally, at 7:15 we will screen ColumbusFor Tickets

SUPERDESIGN - World Premiere
Nov 5 @ 4:30 Conversation with Director Francesca Molteni, co-curator Maria Cristine Didero, Evan Snyderman and Franco Audrito.  Moderated by Felix Burrichter. Purchase Tickets

Director: Francesca Molteni
2017 / 62 min / Italy

Screening with
Ford House
Director: Spirit of Space
2017 / 5 min / USA

SUPERDESIGN is a film about the Italian Radical Movement in architecture & design in the 1960’s and 70’s. Through the words and stories of people who were part of that movement, we retrace the history and the heritage of the movement. They take us back to that time when everything seemed possible.

The mid-1960s represented a revolutionary time when the need for change has spread everywhere in the Western world and has pervaded [read more]

Aires Mateus: Matter in Reverse - World Premiere
Nov 5 @ 5:00 Q&A with Director Henrique Pina and Producers Maria Joao and Joao Miguel Purchase Tickets

Aires Mateus: Matter in Reverse
Director: Henrique Pina
2017 / 65 min / Portugal 

Screening with
Ghost Story
Director: Sarah Elgart
2017 / 7 min / USA

The work of the architects at Aires Mateus clearly shows contemporaneity - in its complexity and contradiction - a difficult condition to express in the realm of architecture. The extent of the work that they've been developing for many years confirms this. Their proposals develop a language with a strong universal impact. From this universality emerges an adaptation to the territory rooted in a clear Portuguese tradition. [read more] 

Building Hope: The Maggies's Centres - U.S. Premiere
Nov 5 @ 2:30 Q&A with Director and Architect Chris McVoy Purchase Tickets

Building Hope: The Maggies's Centres
Directed: Sarah Howitt
2016 / 59 min / UK – US Premiere

Screening with
Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust
Director: Myles Kramer
2017 / 4 min / USA

This fascinating story of Maggie's, a unique cancer charity, began life in Edinburgh in 1996. 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 and co-founder Charles Jencks, said: [read more]

Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place  -  U.S. Premiere
Nov 5 @ 7:00  Purchase Tickets
Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place
Director: Catherine Hunter
2017 / 59 min / Australia 

screening with:
A Room of their Own
2017 / 3 min / USA
Winner of  the People’s Choice Award from American Institute of Architects’ I Look Up Film Challenge 2017

Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place explores the life and art of Australia’s most famous living architect. Murcutt’s extraordinary international reputation rests on the beauty and integrity of his work. With a swag of international awards (including the prestigious Pritzker Prize) Murcutt has literally put Australian architecture on the world map. And yet, by choice, he has never built outside his own country. [read more] 

Program 4  The Diplomat, the Artist & the Suit
Nov 5 @ 4:45 Purchase Tickets
The Diplomat, the Artist & the Suit
Director: Paul Goldman
2016 / 57 min / Australia 

Screening with
DeLightFuL – Design, Light, Future, Living
Director: Matteo Garrone
2016 / 9 min / Italy

We are invited into the extraordinary minds of Bill Corker, Barrie Marshall and John Denton, three intriguing and very different characters who have been friends since university. We learn how the trio formed Denton Corker Marshall and how their unique personalities and distinctive skills have coalesced into a unique working relationship that has created visionary buildings, not only in Australia but worldwide. Denton Corker Marshall has produced distinct, innovative [read more] 

Getting Frank Gehry
Nov 5 @ 2:45  Purchase Tickets
Getting Frank Gehry
Director: Sally Aitken
59 min / 2015 / 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  [read more] 

Zaha: An Architectural Legacy
Nov 5 @ 6:45  Purchase Tickets
Zaha: An Architectural Legacy
Directors: Jim Stephenson & Laura Mark
2017 / 27 min / UK

Screening with
Jean Nouvel: Reflections
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
2016 / 15 min / USA

Queen of Asbury Park
Director: Jillian Buckley
2017 / 10 min / USA

A year after Zaha Hadid died, this film takes a look at Zaha’s career and legacy through five chapters and buildings which signalled significant progressions in her work. The film takes us from her initial drawings and paintings while at the Architectural Association to her first built project at Vitra, then on to the Stirling Prize-winning MAXXI which secured her place in the architectural canon, then to the London Aquatics Centre – a building which made her known among the public – and finally finishing with the Maths Gallery at the Science Museum, completed just months after her death. [read more]

Designing Life: The Modernist Architecture of Albert C. Ledner
Nov 5 @ 3:00 Q&A with co-director Roy Beeson Purchase Tickets
Designing Life: The Modernist Architecture of Albert C. Ledner
Director: Catherine Ledner & 
Roy Beeson
2017 / 47 min / US

Screening with
Isay Weinfeld
Director: Jillian Buckley
2016 / 9 min / USA

A Choice to Make
Director: Eric Reinholdt & Trent Bell
2017 / 8 min / USA

This documentary is an in-depth exploration of an influential New Orleans modernist architect, whose buildings for the National Maritime Union in the 1960s are now iconic figures in the NYC landscape. The film follows Albert Ledner’s journey from post WWII student of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin to the present day where Ledner continues to work and innovate at the age of 93. With interviews and on-site tours of his buildings, Albert details his thoughts and personal inspirations for his varied and experimental designs.[read more]

Nov 5 @ 7:15  Purchase Tickets
Director: Kogonada
2017 / 104 min / USA

Columbus is the first, feature length fiction film screened by ADFF.
With its naturalistic rhythms, its focus on architecture and empathy for the complexities of families, debut director Kogonada's Columbus unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. [read more]
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