Subject: ADFF Sept 17, 2013 Newsletter

ADFF Newsletter 09.17.2013

Last week we announced the full line-up of fascinating films for this year’s festival. The five-day festival includes 25 short and feature-length films from 10 countries, curated into 15 programs.

The films take viewers around the world – from Moscow, Helsinki and Buenos Aires to Brooklyn, Cape Cod and rural North Carolina – and explore the universal topics of scale, population, urban planning and architecture. The films offer intimate looks into the works of urban designers Jahn Gehl and William Whyte, visionary architects Antoni Gaudí, Richard Neutra, Tadao Ando and Paolo Soleri, and creative icons such as fashion designer Paul Smith and environmental artist Patrick Dougherty. Many of the films will be shown for the first time and include a world premiere, eight US premieres and six New York premieres — in addition to two sneak previews.    see attached PDF 

Film highlights 
Opening Night – a sneak preview of The Human Scale directed by Andreas Dalsgaard (2012) This feature length Danish film questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our equations. For 40 years, the Danish architect Jan Gehl has systematically studied human behavior in cities. His starting point was an interest in people rather than buildings – an approach he terms “life between buildings.”   More info

Also on opening night, YAK FILMS will have the world premiere of a short called Skyscape. YAK FILMS is an international production team developing a unique style of street-based documentation of the global dance movement. At its core, YAK is a visual wrecking crew that uses multimedia to share the talents of young people around the world – and to elevate and inspire the masses. When this film is screened, it will also be launched on the YAK FILMS site, which typically gets millions of views from around the world with each new film.    More info

We are proud to present the New York premiere of Sagrada – The Mystery Of Creation. The film tells the history of this iconic building, which has been under construction since 1882 and is today only half finished; this is the point of departure for a film about the mysterious process of human creativity and its uses. The Swiss director Stefan Haupt will be at the screening, and Q&A following the film, courtesy of the Swiss Consulate General in New York.       More info

With great pleasure we will present the US premiere of French director Stephane Carrel's film, Paul Smith, Gentleman Designer. The film uncovers the creative process of the fashion designer Paul Smith. It is an intimate and provoking portrait of Lord Paul Smith, quirky designer and a poet of British fashion.   More info
Don’t forget that on Sept 26th ADFF will be supporting a fundraiser for the 14+ Foundation, co-founded by ADFF Advisory Board Member Joseph Mizzi. Their mission is to develop and build schools and orphanages for African children in rural communities.  more info

Of course, as always, we want to thank our sponsors for their generous support!
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