2016 New York Architecture and Design Film Festival Lineup Announced

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“Where Architects Live.” Image courtesy of ADFF

The 8th edition of the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF)—which will run September 28 through October 2 at Cinépolis Chelsea—has announced its 2016 lineup. As the nation’s largest film festival devoted to architecture and design, the event will feature screenings of over 30 feature-length and short films.

Eero Saarinen and a model of the Gateway Arch. All photos courtesy of ADFF

Eero Saarinen and a model of the Gateway Arch. Image courtesy of ADFF

Curated by Festival Director Kyle Bergman, the event will open with “Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future,” which examines the life of the eponymous modernist architect through the lens of his son, director of photography Eric Saarinen.

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“The Architects: A Story of Loss, Memory and Real Estate.” Image courtesy of ADFF

Also included will be the winning films from the second annual AIA I Look Up Film Challenge; the world premiere of Tom Jennings’ “The Architects: A Story of Loss, Memory and Real Estate,” which is about United Architects’ unrealized design proposal for rebuilding the World Trade Center after September 11; “The Happy Film,” which documents graphic designer and film director Stefan Sagmeister as he undergoes a series of self-experiments outlined by popular psychology to test the possibilities for happiness; and the US premiere of Francesca Molteni’s “Where Architects Live,” which surveys the homes of well-known architects such David Chipperfield, the late Zaha Hadid, and Daniel Libeskind.

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“The Happy Film.” Image courtesy of ADFF

A full list of the films and festival events can be found here. Tickets will go on sale on August 31st.

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