Subject: ADFF NY—Sept 30, Day 3

September 30, 2016

The first two days have been fun-filled and action-packed. Here are a few images.
Kyle Bergman | Alex Polier | Wendy Goodman | Billie Tsien | Tod Williams  - At the opening night screening.

Peter Rosen | Kyle Bergman | Eric Saarinen - Q&A following the opening night film Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future.

Larry Burstein  | Alex Polier | Nancy Burstein | Kyle Bergman | At the opening night party.

Russell Davidson  -  AIA President announcing the winners of the AIA I Look Up Film Challenge, Top prize went to a film called ARCH 355

There are still 21 screenings to go at this year’s festival, as well as two Conversations and one special Panel - a perfect weekend opportunity to get inspired and engaged by films about architecture and design.  Enjoy a drink at our festival lounge with a unique bar that includes a drink called mead, brewed in Bushwick.

Some of the film programs that still have seats available:

Workplace  (US Premiere)
77 min / 2016 / USA / Directed by Gary Hustwit
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? Filmmaker Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized) 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. Workplace is a look at the thinking and experimentation involved in trying to create the next evolution of what the office could be. Appearances by Bob Greenberg, Norman Foster, Nick Law, Barry Wacksman, Chris West, Julia Goldberg, Primo Orpilla, Nikil Saval, Amanda Carroll, and more.

Sept 30 @ 9:00 Q&A to follow with Gary Hustwit, Amanda Carroll, Primo Orpilla and Julia Goldberg
Oct 1 @ 7:45 Q&A to follow with Gary Hustwit
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Five Seasons with Piet Oudolf  
(Sneak Preview)
70 min / 2016 / USA / Directed by Thomas Piper
Q&A  with Piet Oudolf &Thomas Piper
Piet Oudolf, the most influential garden designer in a generation, has radically redefined what gardens can be, moving them well into the realm of art. This immersive documentary gives viewers a rare and poetic look at the creative process of this revolutionary figure, including intimate discussions across all fours seasons in his own private garden, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania. Threaded throughout the film, Oudolf designs, installs and then opens a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a work Piet himself calls his best yet.

Tickets  Oct 2 @ 6:15  Q&A to follow with Piet Oudolf &Thomas Piper
The Storyteller. After Walter Benjamin.  (World Premiere)
61 min / 2016 / Germany / Directed by Nathaniel Knop

Storytelling is a way of sharing experiences. Walter Benjamin has expressed the vanishing of the verbal form of storytelling in his 1936 essay, “The Storyteller”. Still, the desire for exchanging experiences exists. This film investigates the visual form of storytelling in today’s society. The selected protagonists are the architects Peter Eisenman and Nikolaus Hirsch, artists Özge Açikkol & Seçil Yersel, Simon Starling, Nikolay Polisski, fakir Lalu Baba, activist Ali Shamsher…and walrus hunter Boris Girgiroskyn.

Today’s storyteller, be it an artist or an architect makes visible and tangible for us that which remains inexistent for the media and the commerce.

Tickets  Oct 1@ 2:30

Where Architects Live (US Premiere)
78 min / 2014 / Italy / Directed by Francesca Molteni
Where Architects Live gives an intriguing insight into the daily lives of some of the world’s leading designers: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano And Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain. The film, produced by Muse, intimately reveals the homes of these eight architects, broadening visions of domestic architecture and interior design, and suggesting that this discipline is most suited to evolution and experimentation. 

Tickets Oct 1 @ 5:30
            Oct 2 @ 3:00 followed by a panel discussion moderated by Wendy Goodman, New York Magazine Design Editor with the designer Amy Lau, the gardner Piet Oudolf and the director Francesca Molteni

Bowlingtreff  (US Premiere)
61 min / 2015 / Germany / Directed by Thomas Beyer & Adrian Dorschner
Bowlingtreff tells the story of the first bowling alley in the city of Leipzig and an architectural portrait of one the only postmodern buildings in former East Germany. Postmodernism icon and 2016 AIA Gold Medal winner Architect Denise Scott Brown evaluates Bowlingtreff as a remarkable sign of the time anticipating the Zeitgeist of 1989 when people had the bravery to claim freedom through peaceful revolution started in Leipzig.

Tickets Oct 2 @ 6:30 Q&A to follow with Thomas Beyer & Adrian Dorschner
76 min / 2016 / USA / Directed by Una Lorenzen

Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers and structural designers into a visually striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends.

Tickets Oct 1 @ 8:00 

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