Honore De Balzac once wrote, "The events of human life, whether public or private, are so intimately linked to architecture that most observers can reconstruct nations or individuals in all the truth of their habits from the remains of their monuments or from their domestic relics."
Well, now it's time to celbrate both international and Canadian architecture, and how it tells the truth of our day-to-day lives!! Enter the Architecture & Design Film Festival! Now in it's 11th season as a New York City staple, the ADFF is coming to Canada to debut two new festivals in Vancouver and Toronto. It's the first time that screenings have been held north of the US border, and they've curated some great Canadian content to accompany these two new festivals!
This year, the fest is celebrating great legacies and significant contributions to architecture and design in Canada. Both the Vancouver and Toronto iterations of this festival with open with a film, City Dreamers, that celebrates the women in architecture and the deep well of female talent Canada enjoys! It was directed by Montreal's own Joseph Hillel, and focuses the lens on four architects in particular: Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown. This is the do-not-miss film of the festival's line-up, premiering in Toronto on Nov 14th - one week from today!!
See more information here, as well as the trailer below!
One of the films in Push, which we wrote about on Urbaneer.com!
ADFF Vancouver runs from November 7 to 10 at Vancity Theatre and Scotiabank Dance Centre. The full line-up and tickets can be found here.
1181 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7
ADFF Toronto runs from November 14 to 17 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. The full line-up and tickets can be found here. (And use the code 'CanArch' for a discount on tickets!)
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X5
Given our deep love of inspiring architecture and creative design - not to mention all things Canadian - we'll be going to the screenings next week in Toronto!
Contact me - Steve Fudge the purveyor of Houseporn.ca and the proprietor of Urbaneer.com at - firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
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