University of Houston

University of Houston

Houston, TX


First annual Architecture Center Houston Film Festival

Dawit Rezene
Aug 17, '11 5:39 PM EST

Dietmar Froehlich, Associate Professor                      
Architecture + film students
August 11-12-13th

UH COA student films produced in architecture + film  have been selected to be screened at Architecture Center Houston’s 1st Annual Film Festival this week August 11-13! Students that participated in the production of the films have free admission to the night that the film is scheduled to screen, schedule is listed below. Screenings begin at 7pm each night.

Thursday – August 11
Student Films:
Day in the Life
Road Trip
Parking Madness
Feature Film:
Regular or Super: Views on Mies Van Der Rohe

Friday – August 12
Student Films:
Nutty Love
Perpetual Existence
Feature Film:
VDL Research House: Richard Neutra’s Studio and Residence

Saturday – August 13
Student Films:
Color of Art
Feature Film:
Citizen Architect

Films in bold are by COA students (Prof. Dietmar Froehlich) in cooperation with students from the School of Communication (Prof. Keith Houk), University of Houston.

For more information about the festival and admission fees please visit the
Architecture Center Houston’s 1st Annual Film Festival website.

For questions please contact Morgana D’avila or Mat Wolff

The films selected for the 2011 ArCH Film festival speak to the broad topic of Architecture with each central character challenging any static definition. Humanitarian, aesthete, modernist. Three architects and three careers in multiple generations, whose basic design principles and sense of design responsibility are embraced in architecture today.  Join us this August as we investigate a shifting perception of the architect.
Each evening the featured film will be preceded by a collection of juried short films by students at the Rice School of Architecture and the University of Houston’s College of Architecture. Student films were made as a part of supplemental curriculum and are not necessarily about architecture, students, school, or anything in particular. Come see what plays in the minds of future architects…

August 11,  7pm       Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe
$10 / Free for ArCH Members*
Did you know that Mies van der Rohe designed a gas station? The story of that gas station serves as the point of departure for REGULAR OR SUPER, which examines Mies' entire body of work (more than 70 buildings) and a sparse style that reflects his motto that "less is more."
August 12,  7pm       VDL Research House: Richard Neutra's Studio and Residence
$10 / Free for ArCH Members*
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan, Neutra immigrated to the US to be a part of what he perceived to be the future of architecture. Explore the "physiologically motivated design" of Richard Nuetra’s studio and residence in L.A. from a firsthand perspective.

August 13,  7pm       Citizen Architect with a Q&A discussion with filmmaker Sam Wainwright Douglas
$20 / Free for ArCH Member*
Architecture and activism in practice, Citizen Architect is the story of Samuel Mockbee and Auburn University’s Rural Studio. The documentary follows Mockbee’s vision in Hale County, Alabama. Commentary from architects, academics, locals, and students colors in this discussion of class, poverty, race, architecture, design, and education.

Join Architecture Center Houston today and leave your wallet at home when you come to the festival!

*Members of AIA Houston are already Individual Members of ArCH.

Architecture Center Houston is located downtown at 315 Capitol, Suite 120 on the corner of Bagby and Capitol. Parking is available in the Hobby Center parking garage located across the street with entrances on Rusk and Walker.