Opening and closing night films will take place at SVA Theatre. Opening night tickets are $75.
The Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. Through its curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate those interested in architecture and design. Featuring well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, and vibrant discussions, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject. The films explore the life and work of great architects and planners, and their impact on communities and the industry. In addition, there are lively conversations on a variety of pertinent topics — education in architecture and design, designing great communities, housing issues, and the political forces that shape our built environment.
Opening Night: The New Bauhaus
Director: Alysa Nahmias
2019 / 85 min / USA
As the Nazis took over Germany, many of the displaced Bauhaus masters found refuge in the United States. In 1937, László Moholy-Nagy emigrated to Chicago to start the New Bauhaus. The school was far from successful initially, but through its various incarnations, Moholy-Nagy and his New Bauhaus forever transformed design, photography and arts education in America and beyond.
Closing Night: City Dreamers
Director: Joseph Hillel
2018 / 80 min / Canada