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Patois Film Festival

Patois Film Fest: "Decade of Fire"

June 15, 2019

Free Film Screening: Decade of Fire

Saturday, June 15, 7 - 9 pm at the CAC

Synopsis

Throughout the 1970’s, fires consumed the South Bronx. Black and Puerto Rican residents were blamed for the devastation even as they battled daily to save their neighborhoods. In Decade of Fire, Bronx-born Vivian Vázquez Irizarry pursues the truth surrounding the fires – uncovering policies of racism and neglect that still shape our cities, and offering hope to communities on the brink today.

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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

The Human Shelter

June 20, 2019
The Human Shelter Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #1 Synopsis The Human Shelter Director: Boris Benjamin Bertram 2018 / 58 min / Denmark The documentary The Human Shelter is an anthropological and poetic journey, which investigates how we, as human beings, create our homes. In a sentient and playful way, the film explores our idea of the concept of ‘home’. During the film we travel to some of the world’s extremities concerning climate change, growing megacities and conflict zones. Those exact places where we, as humans, are challenged in the world right now. Here, the...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA

June 20, 2019 to June 23, 2019
About the Festival The Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject. The ADFF also programs for international film festivals as well as...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Rams

June 21, 2019
Rams Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #7 Synopsis Rams Director: Gary Hustwit 2018 / 70 min / USA Rams is a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability and the future of design. For over fifty years, Dieter Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of product design and the world at large with his iconic work at Braun and Vitsoe. His work has influenced the way most of today's consumer products look and function. The computer or mobile device you’re reading this on looks the way it...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

A Poetics of Living

June 21, 2019
A Poetics of Living Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #11 Synopsis A Poetics of Living Director: Damien Faure, Caroline Alder 2018 / 60 min / France On the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Chile, a young architect, who narrates this contemplative voyage, returns to the landscapes that are close to her heart. Here, she says, “where time becomes poetic,” is the land of Amereida, a poem written in Tierra del Fuego in 1967 that celebrates the new origin of America. Through this pilgrimage, she guides us in an architectural exploration to reveal a foreign territory where habitable...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Mies on Scene. Barcelona in two acts + Stone

June 21, 2019
Mies on Scene. Barcelona in two acts + Stone Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #3 Synopsis Mies on Scene. Barcelona in two acts Directors: Xavi Campreciós and Pep Martín 2018 / 57 min / Spain One of the most famous architectural works of the 20th century had disappeared for more than 50 years. But its image still exists in the minds of many generations of architects, becoming one of their greatest influences. After only 8 months after opening, the German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition of 1929 was disassembled. In 1986, after years of perseverance, it...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Gaming The Real World + Operation Jane Walk

June 21, 2019
Gaming The Real World + Operation Jane Walk Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #9 Synopsis Gaming The Real World Director: Anders Eklund 2016 / 73 min / Sweden Can games change the world? Today public spaces and entire cities are being designed, planned and played through the medium of games. The result of this “civic gamification” is that city architecture and urban planning is being democratized. Cities have become ground zero for digital innovation and the debate about how our cities evolve has suddenly gone viral. Operation Jane Walk Directors: Leonhard Müllner and...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Doshi + Peter Bohlin: From Here to There

June 22, 2019
Doshi + Peter Bohlin: From Here to There Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #10 Synopsis Doshi Director: Premjit Ramachandran 2009 / 74 min / India In a career spanning almost 70 years, the work of architect Balkrishna Doshi - aka B.V. Doshi - has mirrored the evolution of contemporary Indian architecture. Doshi's first job under the French architect Le Corbusier (who designed the Indian city Chandigarh) had a profound impact on him but he has often sought to interpret Corbusier's modernism through local conditions of site, climate and available technology. Having a...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light

June 22, 2019
Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #8 Synopsis Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light Director: Carlos Saura 2018 / 65 min / Spain Celebrated Spanish director Carlos Saura captures the genius of one of the most famous Italian architects in the world, Renzo Piano. The brilliant designer behind structures including the Center Pompidou in Paris, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and The New York Times Building in midtown Manhattan, Saura follows Piano during the design of the Botín Center in Santander, Spain. The story becomes a...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Leaning Out + Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden School

June 22, 2019 to June 23, 2019
Leaning Out + Past/Presence: Saving the Spring Garden Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #6 Synopsis Leaning Out Directors: Basia and Leonard Myszynski 2018 / 59 min / USA This is the story of Leslie Robertson, the lead structural engineer of the World Trade Center, a man who oversaw the construction of the tallest building on the planet at the time, and is haunted by its collapse and the events of 9/11. This bond with humanity solidified his place in American history. It’s a film about innovation, wind engineering and visionary collaborations. It's a film about Robertson,...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Frank Gehry: Building Justice + ChildSafe: Designed to Heal

June 22, 2019
Frank Gehry: Building Justice + ChildSafe: Designed to Heal Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #5 Synopsis Frank Gehry: Building Justice Director: Ultan Guilfoyle 2018 / 70 min / USA Frank Gehry: Building Justice tells the story of architect Frank Gehry’s investigation into prison design as a subject for the best architecture students in the United States. The film follows Gehry as he arranges two ‘master’ studios at the invitation of George Soros and his Open Society Foundation — one at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, the other at the Yale School of Architecture. In collaboration...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

Design Canada

June 22, 2019
Design Canada Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #4 Synopsis Design Canada Director: Greg Durrell 2017 / 76 min / Canada Through the lens of graphic design, Design Canada follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society. What defines a national identity, is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? How do these elements shape who we are? In the 1960s and 1970s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers, who used design to unify the nation.
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation

That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles + Redemption Square

June 22, 2019
That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles + Redemption Square Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #2 Synopsis That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles Director: Christopher Hawthorne 2018 / 56 min / USA During his time in Southern California in the 1910s and early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for an authentic L.A. architecture that might be experimental but also responsive to the city's history, culture and landscape. Writer/Director Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times , explores the five Maya-inspired...
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ADFF: NOLA presented by Louisiana Architecture Foundation and National Organization of Minority Architects

The Black Museum

June 22, 2019
The Black Museum Architecture & Design Film Festival: NOLA Program #12 Synopsis The Black Museum Director: Oliver Hardt 2017 / 52 min / Germany / Program 12 The documentary takes the audience on a journey through the spectacular National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.. Through 100,000 square feet of exhibition space spread across eight levels, the museum explores America’s history and culture through the lens of the African American experience. Interviews with the project’s key figures give detailed insight into the challenges and conflicts during the...
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CAC Summer Arts Camp 2019: Imaginarium!

July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
2019 CAC Summer Arts Camp / Aftercare Information Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 CAC Summer Arts Camp 2019: Imaginarium! Every year, the CAC Summer Arts Camp ignites campers' imaginations through art and creativity! Our camp is an inclusive, safe-space that values each camper’s unique experience and perspective. Featuring 90 minute classes and three art disciplines -- Digital Media, Visual Arts, and Dance -- campers will have the opportunity to work with our staff of professional artists at an advanced level. Tuition: CAC Members: $200 per week per child* Non-Members: $220 per week per...
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Hancock Whitney

Hancock Whitney White Linen Night 25

August 3, 2019
White Linen Night Turns 25! Event Information Saturday, August 3, 2019 5:30 - 9:30 pm 300 - 700 blocks of Julia Street and throughout the Arts District New Orleans FREE Admission Rain or shine Hancock Whitney White Linen Night is an annual outdoor celebration of art and artists in the Arts District New Orleans, featuring gallery openings, public art displays, food vendors, and much more! Proceeds from the event support the Contemporary Arts Center. Hancock Whitney is the Title Sponsor of White Linen Night. Become a Sponsor Today! To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ann...
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