Architecture & Design Film Fest To Feature 20 Films, Book Signings, Happy Power Hour, Opening Night Party
NEW ORLEANS – The Architecture & Design Film Festival: New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Architectural Foundation, from Thursday, August 11, through – Saturday, August 13, 2016, will feature:
• Opening Night Party
The Opening Night Party will be the official kick-off of The Architecture & Design Film Festival: New Orleans. The party will be held on the first night of the festival, August 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave. The party will have an open bar, DJ J.Bacqués will be spinning some Euro vibes and food will be catered by MoPho Chef Michael Gulotta who was named one of 2016 Food & Wine's Best New Chefs.
Following the party will be a screening of the opening film “Infinite Happiness.”
• The Films
Twenty films will be screened – a combination of feature-length and short films. Films will be shown in New Orleans Mid-City neighborhood at The Broad Theater, 636 N. Broad St., and The Carver Theater.
Topics will range from preservation issues, modern architecture, youth participation, women's roles, gentrification and more.
• Special Events – Friday, August 12
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.:
Book talk and signing by co-author Guy Carwile of “The Modernist Architecture” at the lecture space of the Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St. Carwile's talk is free and open to the public. His book (plus more architecture books) will be available for sale at Maple Street Books, 7529 Maple St., at the event.
Film screening of "If You Build It" followed by a discussion with local organizations including speakers Aaron Furmin of Uncommon Construction and Bryan Lee of Project Pipeline. This movie is free to area high school students.
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.:
Happy Power Hour at the Broad Street Theater Bar, hosted by the Louisiana Architectural Foundation (LAF) and Women In Architecture (WIA), will be the networking and social event prior to the 6:30 p.m. film screening of, "Who Dares Wins: Zaha Hadid," at the Broad Theater. This film is free to the public in honor of recently departed and revered architect, Zaha Hadid.
• Special Events – Saturday, August 13
Coffee and donuts at The Carver Theater along with the scheduled 11:00 a.m. film screening of “The Human Scale.” Following the film, a panel discussion with a variety of local voices will include Ann Daigle, urban design and architecture activist, Natan Diacon-Furtado, designer at Studio WTA and Sophie Harris of Friends of Lafitte Greenway.
Book talk and signing by co-author Pres Kabacoff, “Revitalizing Cities: The HRI Vision” on the 2nd floor of the Carver Theater. Kabacoff's talk is free and open to the public. His book (plus more architecture books) will be available for sale at Maple Street Books at the event.