Kogonada’s Columbus, starring John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson, closes the festival. Photo by Elisha Christian, Courtesy of Superlative Films via ADFF

Ninth annual Architecture and Design Film Festival announces lineup – Curbed

ADFF kicks off November 1 in New York City by Lauren Ro   The lineup for the ninth annual Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) in New York City has been announced, and it includes over 30 feature-length and short films celebrating “the creative spirit that drives...
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Actors Haley Lu Richardson and John Cho against the backdrop of the North Christian Church by architect Eero Saarinen. (Elisha Christian/Superlative Films)

Discovering ‘Columbus’: New movie puts Midcentury architecture in the spotlight – LA Times

By Bonnie McCarthy Architecture geeks rejoice. Indie director Kogonada’s new movie, “Columbus,” is a celebration of Midcentury modernist design with a gently unfolding story of family and themes of responsibility thrown in for good measure. A master class in architectural style...
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Concrete Love – The Böhm Family by Maurizius Stakler-Drux

Six films to watch during London’s first architecture film festival

by Eleanor Gibson The inaugural ArchFilmFest is now underway in London, and Dezeen reporter Eleanor Gibson has selected her top picks – ranging from an insight into the life of ageing architect Gottfried Böhm to a look at the tech infrastructure of New York’s art-deco...
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AN's architectural highlights from this year's Tribeca Film Festival, including V.R. experiences. Seen here: A project still from THE ISLAND OF THE COLORBLIND. (Courtesy Tribeca Film Festival)

AN’s architectural highlights from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival – Archpaper.com

By Susan Morris At Tribeca’s “immersive” Virtual Arcade, the virtual reality (VR) film The People’s House offered a tour of the public and private rooms of the White House with tour guides Barack and Michelle Obama. Highlighting artifacts and artworks as the embodiment of the...
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The best architectural films from this year's Sundance/Slamdance. Seen here: Dave Made a Maze. (Courtesy of the filmmakers)

The best architectural films from this Sundance 2017 – Archpaper.com

By Susan Morris The annual ritual of the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals that take place simultaneously in Park City, Utah in January have just concluded. Here’s a rundown of films where architecture and design are featured characters. Watch out for these titles as are they...
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The city featured in the dystopian world of Metropolis takes strong visual cues from Chicago’s Wacker Drive. Metropolis

Upcoming film series to highlight Chicago architecture’s role on the big screen – Curbed Chicago

The curated film festival will screen and discuss four films that prominently feature icons of Chicago design BY JAY KOZIARZ  The city of Chicago has a rich history of bringing a unique visual aesthetic—one not found in places like New York and LA—to some of Hollywood’s most well...
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On a lighter note… The Architecture of “Doctor Strange”

In the ever-expanding genre of comic-book-inspired superhero movies, filmmakers are constantly searching for new ground to cover. For Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” their latest such effort, that new ground is the realm of mysticism and wizardry, and the primary visual evidence used...
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“The Destruction of Memory” documentary explores the role of architecture in cultural genocide

By Jason Sayer In light of the destruction to architectural heritage sites in Palmyra, The Destruction of Memory documentary film couldn’t be more topical: it examines “the war against culture, and the battle to save it.” Based on architecture critic Robert Bevan’s acclaimed book...
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An early cover of J.G. Ballard's novel, High-Rise.

New Film High-Rise Explores The Symbolism and Terror of Tower Living – Reel Places – Curbed National

by Patrick Sisson The novel begins with a truly surreal opening line—”later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog”—and the story explores a societal breakdown similar to of-the-moment entertainment franchises such as The Walking Dead. But in J.G. Ballard’s...
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AIA Announces “Look Up Film Challenge” | Architect Magazine

The timed filmmaking competition pushes filmmakers, AIA Emerging Professionals, and architects to create short films for the public to appreciate what architects contribute to our society. By Chelsea Blahut Today, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the “Look Up...
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