Subject: ADFF Newsletter May 6 2015

Brooklyn will have a strong presence at NYCxDESIGN which takes place each May in NYC. This year ADFF will present a series of short films at BKLYN DESIGNS where all the films will either be about Brooklyn, or made by Brooklyn filmmakers. BKLYN DESIGNS will be held May 8-10 at the Brooklyn Expo at 72 Noble Street in Greenpoint.

We will be screening eight short films throughout the three-day design event:
Dumpster Pools
By Kelly Loudenberg

Three large trash dumpsters become swimming pools, and an empty lot by the Gowanus Canal becomes an urban country club. 
Pitch Black: Studio of James Casebere and Lorna Simpson
By Oliver Hardt 

Part of a feature-length film called David Adjaye - Collaborations, this documentary is about the work of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye. The collaborators – artists, curators and writers – give creative insights into Adjaye’s buildings, while also offering highly personal perspectives on their collaboration.
Newtown Creek Digester Eggs: The Art of Human Waste
By David W. Leitner 

The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, epitomizes what can be achieved when progressive government works with local activists to adopt the latest technology. The plant’s “digester eggs” have won awards for their design and were made possible by New York City’s “Percent for Art” program.
Stefan Sagmeister ’05
By Hillman Curtis 

Directed, shot and edited by the late Hillman Curtis, this film looks into the process of the inspirational and intriguing graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister.

Piet Oudolf: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
By Tom Piper 

Well known from the success of New York’s High Line and Chicago’s Lurie Garden, Piet Oudolf is a landscape designer who defines gardening as an art. This short film was inspired by a visit to Piet's own gardens in Hummelo, the Netherlands, and has since prompted a feature-length film to fully celebrate Piet’s radical vision.

School #9 Coop Himmelb(l)au
By Howard Silver 

The Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au designed and built Public School #9, a performing and visual arts school complex for the Los Angeles school system located on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. 
The Landfill
By Jessica Edwards & Gary Hustwit 

The U.S. produces 390 billion pounds of garbage every year, and finding places to dispose of it is a serious environmental and economic challenge. But what if we could change the way we think about garbage, from something to be disposed of into something to be harvested?

Making Design Lab
By Wes Rozen & Patrick Mandeville 

Making Design Lab is a short film that follows Brooklyn based SITU Studio as they design, fabricate and install the new 10,000 sq. ft. permanent exhibition space at the New York Hall of Science.


Sunday May 10th 

ADFF Festival Director Kyle Bergman will host a panel discussion entitled Designers on Film. The conversation will look at both the making of design films and the influence on the audience watching these films. The three member panel will consist of:
Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York Magazine
Ultan Guilfoyle, Filmmaker/Producer, Sketches of Frank Gehry and most recently, Making Space: 5 Woman Changing the Face of Architecture
Tom Piper, Filmmaker who most recently completed Diller, Scofidio and Renfro: Re-imagining Lincoln Center and the High Line.

For the third year, ADFF is bringing a selection of architecture films to SOHO HOUSE members. 

June 1
Gray Matters, directed by Marco Orsini

New York Q&A to follow with Kyle Bergman & Steven Estok

West Hollywood Q&A to follow with Sandra Gering, President of Friends of e1027
Helms Bakery Screening in Culver City, CA

In April we had our first screening at Helms Bakery of Christiana, followed by an emotional discussion about the history of Christiana. We want to thank Carl Hansen & Sons and Vitra for hosting a pre-screening reception.

On June 4th we will have our next screening at Helms Bakery where we will present Gray Matters, a Marco Orsini documentary on Eileen Gray. To RSVP, click here.

ADFF is working with Consulates from around the world for the Festival in October, with more to be announced soon,

This October we will once again work the Irish Consulate and add IRISH DESIGN 2015 as a sponsor. We will have two fantastic Irish films that will be announced in September.

This year we will continue to work with the Danish and Norwegian Consulates. We will have films from each of the three Scandinavian countries.  

We hope to have some of the filmmakers attending from Copenhagen, Denmark, Bergen, Norway and Lund, Sweden.

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