Subject: ADFF Newsletter February 12, 2013

ADFF Newsletter 02.12.2014

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, February 14th!!

We are just a month away from our inaugural Architecture & Design Film Festival in Los Angeles. We have a robust line-up of 30 films from around the world including Japan, Portugal, Denmark, Brooklyn, London and rural North Carolina exploring topics of scale, population, urban planning and architecture. In addition to the films, there will be five great panel discussions, Q&A's following many of the screenings, and introductions by special guests.

The films also offer an intimate look into the work of visionary architects such as Antoni Gaudí, Richard Neutra, Tadao Ando and Paolo Soleri, and creative icons such as Massimo & Lella Vignelli, fashion designer Paul Smith and environmental artist Michael Heniser. Urban issues are at the heart of Lost Rivers, 16 Acres, Chavez Ravine and The Human Scale (about the work of Denmark's legendary Jan Gehl). Many of the 30 films will be shown for the first time in LA. There will also be two US premieres and one world premiere - Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui. ” 

Film highlights 
March 12 @ 7:15
March 16 @ 6:00

From Director Patrick Creadon of Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. If You Build It follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to transform both their community and their lives.   More info

The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat
March 14 @ 7:00
March 16 @ 4:00

In 1959, a working-class government employee in the tiny desert town of Lone Pine, California, asked world famous modern architect Richard Neutra to design his modest family home. To his surprise, Neutra agreed. Thus began an unlikely friendship that would last for the rest of Neutra’s life. The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat tells the story of this house and its stunning desert setting, through interviews with Richard Oyler and actress Kelly Lynch, who currently owns the house   More info
Tadao Ando — From Emptiness to Infinity
March 14 @ 9:00
March 15 @ 6:00

Of course everybody knows Tadao Ando’s name, but in this film we get an opportunity to hear directly from Mr. Ando, about his process and what's important to him. In this LA premiere, we see the Japanese Master of Minimalism and his award-winning architecture that creates a spectacular connection between Japanese tradition and contemporary modernism.  More info

My Brooklyn 
March 14 @ 9:15
March 15 @ 10:00

My Brooklyn follows Director Kelly Anderson's journey to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the makeover of downtown Brooklyn's Fulton Mall, a bustling and profitable African-American and Caribbean commercial district that is nonetheless viewed by the city, the media, and new residents as a failure. As a hundred small businesses are displaced to make way for luxury condos and chain retail, Anderson uncovers the people and policies that drive seemingly natural neighborhood change. The film's ultimate question becomes who has a right to live in the city and determine its future?   More info
The Human Scale
March 13 @ 9:00
March 16 @ 6:15

The Human Scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations. For 40 years the Danish architect Jan Gehl has systematically studied human behavior in cities. His starting point was an interest in people, more than buildings – in what he called Life Between Buildings. More info  More info
Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui
March 13 @ 7:15
March 15 @ 2:15
World Premiere

Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui presents the vision of a maverick architect inspired by nature’s form and function. Tssui’s ideas, always focused on sustainability, have been ahead of their time for over thirty years. Tssui is a man who, in his own words, is trying to do no less than to “change the world.” Mr. Tssui will be present for a Q&A following the film. More info

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