The ninth edition of New York’s Architecture and Design Film Festival balances movies about boldface names with documentaries about historic pre
It has been said that writing about music is as utterly nonsensical as dancing about architecture. Making films about architecture is a different matter entirely. For proof, consider the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF), the ninth New York edition of which kicks off on November 1. Over its five-day run it will feature screenings of 34 films — including four world premieres — a short virtual reality documentary about the enduring influence of Buckminster Fuller, and plenty of post-screening panels and conversations.
And while the New York ADFF’s lineup features plenty of films about the usual starchitects — from the Rem Koolhaas doc REM and the Australian short Getting Frank Gehry to the elegiac Zaha: An Architectural Legacy and the prismatic Jean Nouvel: Reflections — it will also take up more unexpected and urgent topics.