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Architecture & Design Film Festival

New York Chapter
September 28, 2016 - October 02, 2016
Location Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

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We are in full swing planning our 8th Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) which kicks off on September 28th and runs through October 2nd. We return to the beautiful theater in Chelsea where we presented last year's festival, which has been renamed Cinepolis Chelsea.


 
 
WNYC and ADFF Pre-Festival Screenings
 
 
It’s with great pleasure that ADFF and NPR's The Takeaway will present three ADFF sneak previews followed by a discussion moderated by the show's host John Hockenberry. The screenings will take place at The Green Space, 44 Charlton Street in New York City.

It's a great opportunity to get a sneak preview of a few films from this year's festival and hear John Hockenberry discuss the films with the directors. The complete ADFF lineup of films will be announced next week.
Sept 7 @ 7:00pm Tickets
88 min / 2015 / USA
Directed by Stefan Sagmeister and Ben Nabors
 
This is the first NYC screening of The Happy Film since its premiere last spring at Tribeca Film Festival.  It's about the iconic graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and his deeply personal exploration of happiness through a process that only a designer would create and pursue.
 
Following the screening there will be a conversation moderated by John Hockenberry with Co-Directors Stefan Sagmeister and Ben Nabors.  
Sept 15 @ 7:00pm Tickets
The Architects: A Story of Loss, Memory and Real Estate
70 min / 2016 / USA
Directed by Tom Jennings
 
This is a sneak preview of this fall's world premiere at ADFF. We're all familiar with the present design of the World Trade Center site, but 15 years ago there was an important and public design competition about what should be built on that site considering its history, symbolism and future. United Architects was a collaboration with Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Farshid Moussavi of Foreign Office Architects, Greg Lynn of Greg Lynn FORM, Kevin Kennon of Kevin Kennon Architects,  Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto of Reiser + Umemoto Architects, and Ben van Berkel of UNStudio.
 
Following the screening there will be a conversation moderated by John Hockenberry with Director Tom Jennings and Architect Kevin Kennon
Sept 22 @ 7:00pm Tickets
8 min / 2015 
Directed by Jenna Elizabeth
 
Designed to Heal  
32 min / 2016
Directed by Alan Ricks, Michael Murphy and Thatcher Bean
 
Two short films about social responsibility design for under-served communities. The first, 14+ Foundation is a film about a school in Zambia called Chipakata Children's Academy. This is the first of many schools 14 Plus Foundation plans on building in Africa. The lead architect on this school is Susan T. Rodriguez, a design partner of Ennead Architects. The second, Designed to Heal, is a MASS Design project for a cholera treatment center in Haiti. The construction of this clinic addresses the underlying structural and social conditions that allow cholera to thrive. This sneak preview will have its world premiere at this fall's festival.
 
Following the screening there will be a conversation moderated by John Hockenberry with Architect Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennad Architects and Alan Ricks, Co-Founder of MASS Design.
 
 
New Orleans 2016
We're bringing ADFF to New Orleans! Partnering with the Louisiana Architecture Foundation, we'll present 21 films over 3 days.

The opening night film will be The Infinite Happiness. Some of the other highlighted films include Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island and Who Dares Wins: Zaha Hadid

If you have friends in New Orleans let them know that the festival will take place August 11 – 13.

More info & tickets

ADFF is proud to announce that Molteni & C will be joining ADFF as a sponsor for our 8th season and will feature the beautiful furniture of Gio Ponti in the festival lounge. To appreciate this great designer, we will also be screening the U.S. premiere of a new film called Amori Gio Ponti, a love letter to one of the most important Italian designers of the 20th century.
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