Winnipeg design fanatics have something new to look forward to next week. Winnipeg’s first Architecture + Design Film Festival will run April 18 -21, with films showing at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Cinematheque.
This inaugural festival will present critically acclaimed films that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. Many of the films will address art, architecture and urban planning. The Architecture + Design Film Festival is being presented by Storefront MB, Urban Idea and Cinematheque with support from the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
The line-up includes Urbanized and Helvetica (dir. Gary Hustwit), Koolhaas Houselife (dirs. Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine), How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?(dirs. Carlos Carcas and Norberto Lopez Aamado), How to Make a Book With Steidl (dirs. Gereon Wetzel and Jorg Adolph), My Playground (dir. Kaspar Astrup Schroeder), Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (dir. Eric Bricker) and Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner (dir. Murray Grigor).
Tickets for Urbanized, showing Wednesday, April 18, can be purchased in advance at the Winnipeg Arts Council (103-110 Princess Street) and McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park Shopping Centre), or at the door. All other tickets can be purchased at Cinematheque (100 Arthur Street) at the time of the screening.
Thanks to Jared at UMFM for the tip.