Subject: ADFF:Toronto — Day 2

November 15, 2019

Last night ADFF:Toronto started with a full house for the screening of City Dreamers and included a special conversation with Phyllis Lambert (above), Shirley Blumberg and Jane Wolf.
A full house to see City Dreamers
Eventscape's president Gareth Brennan welcomes ADFF to Toronto
Mahasti Eslahjou of AZURE Magazine and Nicholas Mazilu, acting CEO at Northcliff Developments in the ADFF Lounge on the 2nd floor at TIFF

Jane Wolf, associate professor at University of Toronto; Phyllis Lambert, architect and founder of the Canadian Center of Architecture; and Shirley Blumberg, architect at KPMB Architects in conversation before the screening of City Dreamers

Victoria Horobin, principal at KBH Interior Design and Tracy Bowie, ADFF:Toronto ambassador

Kyle Bergman and Joseph Hillel, director of City Dreamers

After the screening

The after party at Arcane: Philip Hastings, partner at Gow Hastings Architects, Naomi Kriss, president of Kriss Communications, Alex Bozikovic, architecture critic at The Globe and Mail, Kevin McIintosh of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design 
Tonight! Six screenings and a panel discussion.
6:30 pm

The Man & The Architect: Jørn Utzon
Directors: Lene Borch Hansen & Anna von Lowzow
2018 / 90 min / Denmark

At the age of 37, Jørn Utzon designed Sydney Opera House – a structure destined to be the most famous building of the 20th century — propelling him to the status of stardom in the world of architecture.

Preceded by the short film A Day in the Life of the National Arts Centre

Friday, Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm (sold out, but rush line is available)
Saturday, Nov 16 @ 8:30 pm

6:45 pm

Mario Botta: The Space Beyond
Directors: Loretta Dalpozzo & Michèle Volontè
2018 / 78 min / Switzerland

This documentary is a rare, in-depth artistic journey into the work of internationally acclaimed Swiss architect Mario Botta. The film explores Botta’s ever-growing curiosity and reflections on the contradictions of society, through his sacred spaces.


7:00 pm w/ Talk

Director: Gary Hustwit
2018 / 70 min / USA

Rams is filmmaker Gary Hustwit’s new documentary about legendary designer Dieter Rams. For over 50 years, Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of product design with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe, and his influence on Apple. So at 86 years old, why does he now regret being a designer? Rams is a rumination on consumerism, materialism, and sustainability.

After the film there will be a 25-minute talk.

Jutta Brendemühl, program curator at Goethe-Institut Toronto

Lee Fletcher, industrial designer and founding partner at Fig40
Helen Kerr, co-president atKerrSmith Design


8:45 PM

Douglas Cardinal: Architect of the Future
Director: Andrée Cazabon
2019 / 30 min / Canada

Architect Douglas Cardinal's path in life has seldom been as smooth as the lines on the buildings he designs. An Anishinaabe raised in Blackfoot territory, Cardinal's curvilinear vision has produced instantly-recognizable monuments to Indigenous culture in the national capitals of both Canada and the United States to world acclaim.

Screening with three short films: 
Gathering Circle 
Instruments in the Architecture: Building the Pianodrome 
Ka Hale: A Revival

9:00 PM

Director: Fredrik Gertten
2019 / 92 min / Sweden

PUSH is a new documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues?

Preceded by the short film The EastPoint Project


9:30 PM

Architecture of Infinity
Director: Christoph Schaub
2019 / 86 min / USA

Temporality and age are inherent in every object and creature and, depending on one’s outlook, may transcend to infinity. How can this be imagined? What goes beyond it? The filmmaker Christoph Schaub starts his personal journey through time and space in his childhood, when his fascination with sacred buildings began – and his wonder at beginnings and ends.

Preceded by the short film James Turrell: You Who Look


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