Subject: ADFF Opening Night World Premiere Film Announced! Sept 09 Newsletter

This morning, at the Center for Architecture in NYC, it was announced that ADFF's opening night film would be the world premiere of Gray Matters by Marco Orsini.. The film presents the life and work of the pioneering artist, designer and architect Eileen Gray.
This captivating documentary presents the story of Eileen Gray, the 20th century artist whose vision, imagination and sensibility changed the way we live with furniture and within houses. It is an historical, scholarly and cinematic investigation of the life and career of one of the most influential, but least known, modernist icons who built the first concrete modernist villa and made the most expensive piece of furniture ever sold at auction.
The film examines Gray's lifelong immersion in art, design and architecture, and her fierce dedication to her aesthetic vision. It explores the inspiration, challenges, influences, tragedies and controversies that punctuated her exceptional life, and considers the contemporary relevance of her Modern and Minimalist architectural and design aesthetic. It also examines her newly restored masterpiece, Villa E1027, which has played a leading role in this compelling account of inspiration, rivalry, jealousy, neglect, and rehabilitation. By the end of the film, the hypothesis is proven: Gray matters, profoundly and in so many ways.

A record number of film premieres!
At this year's festival, we will have 3 world premieres, 11 US premieres and several NY premieres. Tickets will go on sale September 17th and can be purchased at
World Premiere
Oct 15th
Gray Matters directed by Marco Orsini


World Premiere
Oct 16th
Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture directed by Ultan Guilfoyle

Annabelle Selldorf  / New York
Farshid Moussavi / London
Odile Decq / Paris
Marianne McKenna / Toronto
Kathryn Gustafson / Seattle / DC / London.

World Premiere
Oct 17th
Christiania - 40 Years of Occupation directed by Robert Lawson & Richard Jackman

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