Subject: ADFF September 1 2016 Newsletter

September 1, 2016

ADFF's 8th year is another smorgasbord of amazing films —something for everyone. This year we have 33 films from eight countries including three world premieres, seven US premieres and two sneak previews. It all takes place over five days at the Cinepolis Cinemas in New York, September 28 - Oct 2.
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Some Highlights of the 33 Films 

60 min / 2014 / UK
Directed by Louise Lockwood
Charles Rennie Mackintosh's design for The Glasgow School of Art is renowned worldwide. New York-based Steven Holl Architects was given the daunting task of creating a new building to sit opposite Mackintosh's masterpiece.

Filmed over three years, Facing up to Mackintosh charts the design and construction of the new design school, now named the Reid Building, and explores how a building can affect the people working in it. The film was completed just weeks before a tragic fire destroyed parts of the Mackintosh building including the iconic library, which was the inspiration for the Reid Building.

Sept 29 @ 7pm - RSVP
Oct 1@ 6pm - RSVP
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall:
Five Seasons with Piet Oudolf
(Sneak Preview)
70 min / 2016 / USA
Directed by Thomas Piper
Piet Oudolf, the most influential garden designer in a generation, has radically redefined what gardens can be, moving them well into the realm of art. This immersive documentary gives viewers a rare and poetic look at the creative process of this revolutionary figure, including intimate discussions across all four seasons in his private garden,visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago and the Netherlands, and locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

Oct 2 @ 6:15pm - Buy Tickets
75 min / 2016 / France
Directed by Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

Voyage autour de la Lune is an urban diary which draws the lines of an emotional and psychological map of the city of Bordeaux along the renewed river banks, once called the "Moon Harbour" for the large curve with which the Garonne River embraces the city.
Using cinematic language, the film takes us along the tumultuous river's ebbs and flows, and drifts into the intimate turmoils of the
people during the journey, portraying the city through a collection of personal stories.

Sept 30 @ 8:45pm - Buy Tickets
Oct 2 @ 3:30pm - Buy Tickets

If you can't wait until September 28 for the festival to begin, you're in luck because The Greene Space at WNYC joins ADFF in presenting three early opportunities to see a few of the films. Following each screening, The Takeaway’s John Hockenberry or Rafer Guzman will moderate a talkback.
September 7
The Happy Film
95 min / 2016 /  USA
Directors: Stephan Sagmeister, Hilman Curtis & Ben Nabors

Austrian Graphic Designer Stefan Sagmeister is doing well. He lives in New York, the city of his dreams, and he has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and Talking Heads. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must be something more. He decides to turn himself into a design project. Can he redesign his personality to become a better person? Is it possible to train his mind to get happier? 

The film will be introduced by ADFF Festival Director Kyle Bergman and will be followed by a talkback with Stefan Sagmeister and his co-director Ben Nabors, moderated by John Hockenberry, host of The Takeaway

Sept 29 @ 9:30pm - Buy Tickets
Oct 2 @ 9:00pm - Buy Tickets
September 15
The Architects: A Story of Loss, Memory and Real Estate
(Sneak Preview)
70 min / 2016 / USA
Director: Tom Jennings

Director Tom Jennings' new film The Architects: A Story of Loss, Memory and Real Estate follows the international competition to rebuild the site of The World Trade Center after 9/11. Focused on the unrealized design proposal from United Architects, the film sheds light on the importance of this public competition, delicately considering the site’s history, symbolism and future.

The screening will be introduced by ADFF Festival Director Kyle Bergman and will be followed by a talkback with Director Tom Jennings and Architect Kevin Kennon and moderated by Rafer Guzman, film contributor for The Takeaway.


Oct 1 @ 4:00pm - Buy Tickets

September 22
Design that Heals
31 min / 2016 / USA
Directors: Alan Ricks & Thatcher Bean

Can a building help stem the tide of large epidemics? In the midst of the world’s worst cholera outbreak in over a century, Dr. Pape challenged MASS Design Group to design a cholera treatment center where the construction process, as well as the finished building, could address the underlying structural and social conditions that allow cholera to thrive. 

14+ Foundation
4 min / 2015 / USA
Director: Jenna Elizabeth

14+ Foundation is a NYC-based non-profit established in 2012 by Joseph Mizzi and Nchimunya Wulf to develop, build and operate schools and orphanages in rural African communities. The project is the Chipakata Children’s Academy located in Zambia, Africa. 

The screenings will be introduced by ADFF Festival Director Kyle Bergman. A talkback will follow with John Hockenberry, host of The Takeaway, and guests Susan T. Rodriguez, a design partner at Ennead Architects, and Alan Ricks, MASS Design Co-founder.


Sept 29 @ 6:30pm - Buy Tickets
Oct 1 @ 7:30pm - Buy Tickets

Cosentino will feature a beautiful Dekton bar in the ADFF festival lounge. This ultra-resilient material is not only incredibly durable and eye-catching but offers amazing versatility from an indoor countertop to an exterior facade and everything in between. 

Photo from left to right: Consentino General Manager of New York, Ana Granados; tennis star, Rafael Nadal; Santiago Alfonso, Cosentino Global Marketing Director at special event at their Manhattan showroom.
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