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Made in Ilima
Made in Ilima

The 9th Architecture & Design Film Festival returns to Cinépolis Chelsea in New York City from November 1 to November 5,  and will screen a total of 34 feature-length and short films, including films that explore the life and work of revered architects such as Glenn Murcutt, Kevin Roche and Rem Koolhaas and timely topics such as the power of design to instill positive change.

Among the world premieres, attendees will get the first look at Made in Ilima, a film about a primary school and community center built in the Congo by 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award winner, MASS Design. Viewers can also expect to see the U.S. premiere of Aires Mateus: Matter in Reverse, a film about the uniquely developed architectural language embodied in the work of the Portuguese architecture firm.

In addition to the curated selection of films, ADFF will present a series of intimate discussions with prominent architects, designers, industry leaders and filmmakers as well as entertainment in the theater’s newly revamped lounge.

Highlights include:

Thursday, November 2 (6:00 PM)
Van Alen Sessions: Infrastructure on Film
Following the screening of the Van Alen Institute’s world premiere of Season Three of the short documentary series Van Alen Sessions, Steven Thomson, managing producer of Van Alen Sessions and programs and communications manager at the Van Alen Institute, will moderate a panel discussion on the changing narrative of cities’ infrastructures.

Thursday, November 2 (6:00 PM)
What to do with 520 Miles of Coastline?
Following the screening of Arup’s short film Pier to Pier: Reclaiming New York’s Waterfront, Arup’s Francesca Birks will moderate a panel discussion with leading members of the city’s waterfront and public space communities including Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the South Street Seaport Museum, Nancy Choi, Senior Environmental Engineer at Arup, Archie Lee Coates, Executive Director, Co-Founder & Designer of + POOL and Robert Holdbrook, Planning Department Director at NYC Economic Development Corporation.

Friday, November 3 (6:45 PM)
Following the screening of REM, Cathleen McGuigan, Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, will sit in conversation with Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture writer and critic, to discuss the intimate portrayal of world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas.

Friday, November 3 (9:00 PM)
Made in Ilima
The co-founders of MASS Design, Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks, will sit down with film director Thatcher Bean for a Q&A to discuss their project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – a conservation-focused primary school and community center in the Ilima community, which remains one of the most isolated in the world.

Saturday, November 4 (4:15 PM)
Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect
Pritzker Prize-winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche and director Mark Noonan will discuss the film and Roche’s lifetime of acclaimed work in a Q&A after the film screening.

Sunday, November 5 (4:30 PM)
Following the screening of SUPERDESIGN, Felix Burrichter, creative director, curator, writer and founder of PIN-UP Magazine will moderate a conversation about Italian Radical Design with Evan Snyderman, owner and co-founder of R & Company and producer of SUPERDESIGN; Francesca Molteni, director of SUPERDESIGN; Franco Audrito, founder of Studio65; and Maria Cristina Didero, co-curator of SUPERDESIGN and curator of the SuperDesign exhibition at R & Company.

The VR films include:

This is What the Future Looked Like: A new eight-minute VR documentary created by filmmakers Sam Green and Gary Hustwit that is a rumination on the work of architect and futurist Buckminster Fuller.

Inside the Biennale: A VR Series: In a collaboration with Artsy and UBS, Scenic created a series about the Venice Art Biennale.

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