Subject: ADFF Newsletter March 5, 2014

ADFF Newsletter 03.05.2014

The Architecture & Design Film Festival Begins March 12!

We're just a week away from our inaugural Architecture & Design Film Festival at the Los Angeles Theatre Center where we'll be screening 30 films from around the world; exploring topics of scale, population, urban planning, architecture and design. In addition to the films, there will be five informative and lively panel discussions, Q&A's following many of the screenings, and introductions by special guests.

With so much to choose from, we thought it would be helpful to showcase a daily selection of films from the 18 different film programs being offered. There is a link to purchase tickets following each film description.

Film highlights: 
Levitated Mass 
March 13 @ 8:45
March 16 @ 4:15

"Levitated Mass" is the latest land sculpture by one of America's most misunderstood and exciting artists, Michael Heizer. This film tells the story of his 340-ton, two-story granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside, California to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and mounted upon the walls of a 456' long slot in the middle of the city. His rock's 105-mile transport captured international media attention and challenged the imagination of thousands of Southern Californians over 10 nights as it crawled through 22 cities and 4 counties on a football-field long, 206-wheeled transport.   More info

Sagrada – The Mystery of Creation
March 13 @ 6:45
March 15 @ 8:00

La Sagrada Família in Barcelona is a unique and fascinating building designed by Antoni Gaudí. This film, and the history of this building, which has been under construction since 1882 and is today only half finished, is about this mysterious process of “creation,” the question of our human creative power and to what ends we would like to use it.  More info
Paul Smith, Gentleman Designer 
March 15 @ 6:15
March 16 @ 2:00

An intimate and provoking portrait of Paul Smith, quirky designer, formidable businessman and a poet of British fashion. Paul Smith has 400 shops and outlets in 35 countries, 12 clothing lines and over $500 million in yearly revenues. What’s the secret of his success? How did this modest man from Nottingham become synonymous with elegance in men’s fashion?  More info

This Building Will Sing For All of Us
March 15 @ 6:15
March 16 @ 2:00

This film portrays the British-Ghanaian star architect David Adjaye and explores his design for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. The film focuses on the question of how Adjaye deals with the challenge of building one of the most important buildings in African American history. In what form are historical, social and aesthetic considerations manifested in the designs for the museum. More info
Coast Modern
March 15 @ 2:00
March 16 @ 6:30

Traveling along the Pacific Northwest coastline from LA to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist architecture and the homes that have become their legacies. It takes us across three generations of Modernist architecture and takes us back to the basics of true living – a sense of place, light, and a deep connection to the earth. Interviewed in Coast Modern are some of the most respected names in architecture, including James Steele, Barbara Lamprecht, Ray Kappe, Henrik Bull, Pierluigi Serraino, Michael Folonis, Dion Neutra, Douglas Coupland, John Cava, and Barbara Bestor.  More info

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