Subject: ADFF October 1, 2013 Newsletter

ADFF Newsletter 10.01.2013

Tickets Go On Sale Today!!

Last year, many of the screenings were sold out and we expect the same this year, so get your tickets soon! See the entire schedule with film descriptions … and purchase tickets at

At this year's festival (October 16th – 20th,) we have three great panel discussions lined up. One is Preserving the Modern, where we'll discuss the opportunities in preserving modern architecture. On the panel will be Kelly Lynch, actress/preservationist who is celebrated for her knowledge and commitment to mid-century architecture. She and her husband (screenwriter/producer Mitch Glazer) own and have restored Richard Neutra’s Oyler House in Lone Pine, California and John Lautner’s Harvey House in Los Angeles. Ms. Lynch is seen in the film The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat.

Also present will be Michael Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary-General of the
United Nations, and executive director of the UN Capital Master Plan . Mr. Adlerstein has been one of the leaders in the renovation of the Finn Juhl designed Trusteeship Council Chamber Room at the UN. Moderating the panel will be the architectural critic, curator, filmmaker and author, Alastair Gordon.

Film highlights 
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

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

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 US premiere of Tadao Ando — From Emptiness to Infinity. In the film, 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

Argentinian Director Sebastian Schindel’s film, The Latin Skyscraper, aims to establish how much truth there is in the connection between the Barolo Palace of Buenos Aires and the Divine Comedy. The director leads an investigation that moves into unsuspected directions, revealing that the eclectic architecture of the Barolo Palace was conceived as an illustrated model of the Dantesque cosmos as detailed in the Divine Comedy — including Masonic legions, secret symbolism, underground rivers, and a plan to rescue Dante’s ashes from the war in Europe..   More info
For anyone who may find themselves in LA area this week, we want to let you know about the debut of The West Edge Design Fair, October 3rd — 6th at Santa Monica's very cool BarkerHanger. We plan to work with West Edge next year and screen some films at their 2014 event..   More info
If you're in New York next weekend, Oct 12th and 13th, don’t miss the fantastic Open House New York.   More info

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