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