Forming part of month-long event Archtober, the 11th edition of the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) New York takes place from 16 to 20 October 2019 at the Cinépolis theatre complex in Chelsea.
It comprises 25 short and feature-length architecture films selected by ADFF founder and director, Kyle Bergman. including the world premiere of a film focused on the legacy of Bauhaus educator László Moholy-Nagy, as well as features on James Turrell, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mario Botta.
Ahead of ADFF’s opening, Bergman has picked out five films not to be missed:
City Dreamers, directed by Joseph Hillel
Showtimes: Sunday 20 at 7:30pm
What’s important about City Dreamers is that these four women were at the top of their fields in architecture and urban planning at a time when they were usually the only women in the room. Looking at all the footage from their extensive careers, it’s shocking to see the huge disparity of women in the workforce and is truly inspiring to see how much each of them accomplished even when culture made it so hard to achieve.
We felt there was no film better to close the 2019 NY film festival, especially considering this is the US premiere and several of these designers have made tremendous impacts on the architectural landscape of New York City.