Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses star in “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” documentary, coming to U.S. theaters in April
The historic feud between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses is hitting the silver screen in “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City”, a fairly new feature-length documentary directed by Matt Tyrnauer and produced by Robert Hammond (co-founder and executive director of NYC's Friends of the High... View full entry
Sadar + Vuga declare, "Humor is a rare quality in architecture" in a new documentary on the influential Slovenian firm
Rejecting self-serious notions in favor of playful, experimental, and bold architecture, Slovenian architects Sadar + Vuga have made a name themselves in the twenty-one years since they founded their practice.Sadar+Vuga’s Air Traffic Control Center (ATCC) in SloveniaOne of the few firms to... View full entry
Jørn Utzon's saga with the Sydney Opera house coming to the big screen
With the working title Utzon, The Man Behind the Opera House, the film will tell the story of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who was just 38 years old and relatively unknown when he won the international competition to design an opera house on Sydney’s Bennelong Point in 1957...
The Sydney Opera House was completed by Australian architect Peter Hall – a handover which ostracised Hall from the architectural community, and which his family believe led to his ruin.
— The Guardian
With a screenplay by Oscar-nominated Petter Skavlan, the film promises to get into some thorny emotional terrain. As producer Jan Marnell explains, “We have a world wonder. We have its creator – who wasn’t allowed to see his dream fulfilled. We have creativity versus bureaucracy and... View full entry
"Modern Ruin" documents the rise, fall, and revival efforts of historic New York State Pavilion
So continues the battle of saving neglected pavilions from their ultimate fate of destruction. MODERN RUIN: A World's Fair Pavilion by filmmaker and film educator Matthew Silva tells the eventful tale of Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion in the last 50 years.The film starts with the... View full entry
MODTriangle Architecture Movie Series Concludes With "Lioness Among Lions: The Architect Zaha Hadid"
January 22, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) – The 2013-2014 MODTriangle Architecture Movie Series concludes on Wednesday, February 5, at the Raleigh Grande Cinema with a special screening of “Lioness Among Lions: The Architect Zaha Hadid.” Winner of the prestigious Pritzker prize in 2004 and... View full entry
Opera adaptation for "Plan Of The City" film currently in the works
Since our sister site Bustler first mentioned Joshua Frankel's "Plan Of The City" in 2011, a new project is now underway to bring the film to the stage as an opera. An official title for the production is yet to be decided. Frankel, composer Judd Greenstein, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet... View full entry
Hideyuki Nakayama's lighting shield design for "My Thread" film exhibition curated by Eizo Okada
"My Thread - New Dutch Design on Films" is a film exhibition curated by Eizo Okada and designed by architect Hideyuki Nakayama, who also built Okada's Kyoto "O" House and was on the design team for Toyo Ito's Tama Art University Library. As part of one of Japan's biggest design events this past... View full entry
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013: The City as Time Machine
Time travel continues to be, well, a timeless concept. And what better way to think of it as an urban-city setting as seen in the 7th edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam: The City as Time Machine. From Oct. 10-13, more than 100 urban architecture and design films on current... View full entry
Architecture & Design Film Festival 2013 returns to NYC in October
The Architecture & Design Film Festival the largest U.S. film festival devoted to the subject, is returning for its fifth year at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City for five days from Oct. 16-20. This year's schedule is packed with premieres, panel discussions, Q+A sessions, book signings, and... View full entry
Indie doc, Coast Modern, tracks West Coast modernism
Coast Modern is an independent documentary by directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome. Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic Modernist home can work in collaboration with the natural environment.
Mathias Klotz: "The Poetics of Boxes" exhibit opens next month
"The Poetics of Boxes" is the first monographic exhibit in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz, currently one of Chile's most acclaimed international architects. The exhibit opens on Sept. 13 at Aedes Berlin. The upcoming exhibit will reveal the design approaches and methods of Klotz's... View full entry
Special documentary giveaway + 20% discount from Michael Blackwood Productions
Hey Archinectors! We're having another exciting giveaway, this time from Michael Blackwood Productions, who is also giving a summer discount of 20% + free shipping for both institutional and individual clients until September 30. To enter, simply fill out this survey by 11:59 PM Friday, August... View full entry
The TMH/Nowell's Architecture Movie Series Presents "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth"
“Pruitt-Igoe has lived on symbolically as an icon of failure. Liberals perceive it as exemplifying the government's appalling treatment of the poor. Architectural critics cite it as proof of the failure of high-rise public housing for families with children. One critic even asserted that its destruction signaled the end of the modern style of architecture.”
— Alexander von Hoffman, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard Univ.
December 16, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) -- Triangle Modernist Houses’ Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series continues in January with a special screening of “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” on Thursday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raleigh Grande. Pruitt–Igoe was a 33-building... View full entry