The 2020 Architecture & Design Film Festival will bring 16 virtual film programs, special guests, and director Q+As to viewers across the U.S. and Canada, with humanistic stories about some of the world’s most iconic architects & designers and compelling explorations of racial injustice, urbanization, & utopian societies.
Noteworthy highlights include the North American premieres of Tokyo Ride – a poignant film by acclaimed directors Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine that takes viewers on a road trip around Tokyo with Japanese architect Ryūe Nishizawa – and Making A Mountain – which follows Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) throughout the process of designing & building the world’s cleanest waste-to-energy plant.
Participants will also enjoy free screenings of Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story, which tells the little-known narrative of AIA’s first Black member & his legacy as the “Architect to the Stars.” George Nakashima, Woodworker explores how this trained architect became a beloved leader of the American craft movement, and Charlotte Perriand, Pioneer in the Art of Living offers a reflection on contemporary society as seen through the eyes of a talented architect and exceptional female figure.
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