Architecture and Design Film Festival NYC
A.UD’s RUMBLE: A film, directed by David Fenster is selected to be included in the 2012 Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City. Festival features more than twenty-five films from eleven countries including public programs.
October 18–21, 2012, Tribeca Cinemas.
Now in its fourth season, the acclaimed Architecture & Design Film Festival, the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject, returns to Tribeca Cinemas, in New York City, from October 18 to 21, 2012. The four-day Festival includes a diverse line-up of more than twenty-five films from eleven countries, accompanied by lively discussions with filmmakers, architects, designers, and industry leaders. Tickets go on sale October 1 at the Tribeca Cinemas box office and at www.adfilmfest.com. The festival will travel to Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Mexico City in the coming months.
The films in this year’s Festival consider a range of topics, including contemporary and historic visionary architects, the creative design process, architecture as cultural emissary, the creation of the High Line, and modernist architecture on the East and West Coasts, among other subjects. The Festival features two world premieres, two U.S. premieres, and numerous films shown in New York City for the first time.
Festival Founder and Director Kyle Bergman states, “There is a natural connection between film and architecture: Designing a building and making a film both require a balance between art and science, both tell stories and both are labors of love. Moreover, the ability of film to convey three dimensional space and objects makes it an ideal form for the exploration of architecture and design.”
The 2012 Architecture & Design Film Festival opens with the world premiere of Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli, a retrospective of the work and relationship of these two seminal figures, directed by Roberto Guerra and Kathy Brew. Also on opening night, the Festival screens the U.S. premiere of 16 Acres, directed by Richard Hankin. Presented in collaboration with the Municipal Art Society, the film, which tells the dramatic story of the development of plans for rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, will be shown in the
Allen Room, in the Time Warner Center, in midtown Manhattan. It will also be shown at Tribeca Cinemas on Friday, October 19, and Sunday, October 21.
Festival films, which are screened in both of the theaters at Tribeca Cinemas, are organized into programs that run about ninety minutes. Most programs will be screened twice during the Festival, and many will be followed by discussions with filmmakers and others. A complete schedule of screenings is attached.
RUMBLE, is UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's annual end-of-year exposition. It is a major event that crystallizes the schools passionate commitment to sharing idea-driven work, led by such world renowned faculty as Thom Mayne, Neil Denari, Greg Lynn, and Sylvia Lavin, with a broad audience in Los Angeles and around the globe. During two days in June, RUMBLE brings together critics, alumni, faculty, and friends to grapple with a broad range of rigorous research and speculation created by its students over the academic year. RUMBLE has become highly anticipated by a wide audience of students, critics, and designers from Los Angeles and across the globe. Heartened by its broad appeal and success the school invited filmmaker David Fenster to document the bold vibe and vitality of RUMBLE in spring 2011.
In addition to four days of films, on Saturday and Sunday October 20 and 21, the Festival will present four panel discussions with design leaders, critics, and filmmakers, including: Massimo 2 Vignelli; Charles Renfro, architect and principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Rick Bell, director of the Center for Architecture, New York City; Suzanne Stephens, Senior Deputy Editor, Architectural Record; Jane Loeffler, author of The Architecture of Diplomacy: Building America’s Embassies; and Jord den Hollender, architect and director of Mission Statements: The Architecture of Dutch Diplomacy. A schedule of public programs is forthcoming.
In addition, Audi, the Festival’s automotive sponsor, will offer a half-hour driving tour of Lower Manhattan in the new Audi A8. The tours have been designed by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), and MAS docents will accompany each one. Reservations are required and are on a first come, first served basis. Tours may be booked at www.adfilmfest.com.
In addition to Audi, the Architecture & Design Film Festival is grateful for the support of its sponsors, including Sciame, Scavolini, Resource Furniture, Waterworks, Poltrona Frau, Sicis, Lladro, Flor, and Kartell. ADFF’s media sponsors are Elle Décor and Architectural Record. Architectural firm sponsors include Ennead Architects, KPF, and Kevin Kennon Architects. Other sponsors include The James Hotel, AIANY, Archtober, Municipal Art Society of New York, Open House New York, The Noguchi Museum, Kingdom of the Netherlands, The General Consulate of Israel, and Jeanne Collins & Associates, LLC.
General admission tickets per program are $14; AIA members $11; students with valid ID $8. Beginning October 1, tickets can be purchased at the Tribeca Cinemas Box office, at 54 Varick Street, and online at www.adfilmfest.com.