Subject: ADFF Newsletter October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018

ADFF:NY opens Tuesday with the world premiere of Leaning Out and runs for six days until the closing night's US premiere of Renzo Piano: An Architect of Light, directed by the cinema icon Carlos Saura. During the festival we will have over 50 ticketed screenings ... and nearly 50 free screenings of short films in the Sony Home Theatre at the Cinepolis Chelsea. There are 16 unique film programs that will each screen 3 - 4 times. Among the 16 feature-length films are two world premieres, three U.S. premieres and four New York premieres. Also, five amazing panel discussions, many post-screening Q&As, and over 30 speakers!

The ADFF Festival Lounge will have a bar/cafe, a pop-up book store by Rizzoli, and furniture by Suite NY and Vitra. Come enjoy the films, hang out in the lounge and enjoy the festival. 

design directs everything!
Here's just a few of the ADFF:NY 2018 films
Frank Gehry: Building Justice
Director: Ultan Guilfoyle
2018 / 70 min / USA 
World Premiere

w/ ChildSafe: Designed to Heal

Program 4
10/18 @ 9:30 w/ Q&A
10/19 @ 6:30 SOLD OUT
10/20 @ 7:15 w/ Q&A
10/21 @ 4:15 w/ Q&A

Frank Gehry: Building Justice tells the story of the philanthropist George Soros and the architect Frank Gehry's investigation into prison design as a subject for the best architecture students in the United States. Frank wanted to look at what it would mean to re-design prisons, but since his company was not going to do the work, they decided what they could do is get the dialogue started by conducting a class at Sci-Arc in LA, and Yale in New Haven and have the students tackle these issues.The film is a look at the reforming the criminal justice system through the point of view of design.

Parallel Sprawl
Director: Ibai Rigby
2017/ 40 min / Switzerland  
w/ The Cerebral City
w/ A Joyful Gathering Place

Program 13
10/18 @ 7:00 w/ Panel
10/20 @ 3:00
10/21 @ 2:30

With city centers all over the world succumbing to land grabbing through tourism and global capital, more and more pressure will be exerted on their surrounding territories in the form of urban sprawl. This middle landscape is the arena where the struggle for the future of human habitation will be fought.

June Williamson: Author and Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Spitzer School of Architecture

Guillaume de Morsier: Architect
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss: Architect

This program is co-presented by Consulate General of Switzerland.

Enough White Teacups
Director: Michelle Bauer Carpenter
2018 / 59 min / USA 
 NY Premiere

w/ Elevation

Program 9
10/18 @ 6:30 w/ Panel
10/20 @ 4:45 w/ Q&A
10/21 @ 2:15

This documentary explores the Danish non-profit INDEX: Design to Improve Life, an international design competition. It highlights the most innovative INDEX award winners, and shows how design can be used to plan and build affordable housing, prevent blindness, destroy landmines … even deliver vaccines and blood to remote places, clean up oceans, prevent infant mortality, and much more. 

On Thursday, Oct 18th there will be a panel following the film:

Kelsey Keith: Editor-in-Chief of Curbed

Joel Towers: Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design
Louis Becker: Design Principal of Henning Larsen
Anne Riggelsen: Consul General at the Danish Consulate in New York

This program is co-presented by Consulate General of Denmark and Curbed

The Experimental City
Director: Chad Freidrichs
2017 / 95 min / USA 

Program 14
10/17 @ 9:00
10/19 @ 9:00
10/20 @ 9:00

In the 1960s, frustrated by the growing problem of urban pollution, Athelstan Spilhaus, a visionary scientist and futurist comic strip writer, assembled a team of experts to develop a bold experiment: the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC). MXC would be the city of the future, a domed metropolis for 250,000 pioneering residents, built from scratch and using cutting-edge technology to prevent urban sprawl and pollution. Things didn’t quite go as planned, as explored in Chad Freidrichs’ fascinating look back at the would-be city of tomorrow.

Do More With Less
Directors: Katerina Kliwadenko and Mario Novas
2017 / 84 min / Ecuador 

w/ Francis Keré: An Architect Between

Program 12
10/17 @ 8:45
10/18 @ 6:45
10/20 @ 3:15

Do More With Less shows how young architects are changing the paradigm by offering a new understanding of the way architecture interacts with society. The construction of real projects by students enables the transformation from the theoretical to the practical.
The film is a survey of many projects in South and Central America.

Closing Night Film:
Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light 
Director: Carlos Saura
2018 / 65 / Spain 
US Premiere

Program 16
10/21 @ 7:00

Celebrated Spanish director Carlos Saura captures the genius of one of the most famous architects in the world, Renzo Piano. The brilliant designer behind structures including the Center Pompidou in Paris, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and The New York Times Building in Manhattan is followed by Saura during the design of the Botín Center in Santander, Spain. The story becomes a reflection on Piano's creative process.

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