Architecture & Design Film Festival

Thursday 12 - Monday 16 April 2012

Design Directs Everything. Now in its third year, the Architecture and Design Film Festival is getting ready for a return to Chicago – the town renowned for its ongoing love affair with architecture. The Chicago festival, April 12-16, will be held at the Music Box Theatre.

The Architecture & Design Film Festival will return to the Chicago this April with a completely new selection of feature length films, documentaries and shorts. Plus, there will be lively discussions with filmmakers, architects, designers and other industry leaders on a variety of topics about the design process, architecture in film, and the brilliant designs we see and use every day.

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) is excited about the exceptional program of films that will be shown at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre April 12-16. We will screen more than 30 films (features to award-winning shorts) from 13 countries and the majority of these films will be having their Chicago premiere at the festival. This year’s festival offers a wide variety of films representing a diverse range of viewpoints and issues.

Schedule

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

  • 6:00pm: Mendelsohn’s Incessant Visions South Pond
  • 8:00pm: Unfinished Spaces

Friday, April 13th, 2012

  • 5:00pm: Detroit Wild CityThe Landfill
  • 5:15pm: Architect of Dreams Passive PassionThe Man Who Built My Childhood
  • 7:00pm: Eames: The Architect and the Painter Elephant Safari-Into The Wild
  • 7:15pm: Mission Statements American Homes
  • 9:00pm: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth Mudgee Tower
  • 9:30pm: Pool Party Gather Give Grow

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

  • 3:00pm: Architect of Dreams Passive PassionThe Man Who Built My Childhood
  • 3:15pm: John Portman: A Life of Building Louis LeRoy – Endless Work in Time and Space Into the Garden of Glass and Steel
  • 5:00pm: Architect: A Chamber Opera in Six Scenes
  • 5:15pm: Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life Minka
  • 7:00pm: Eames: The Architect and the Painter Elephant Safari-Into The Wild
  • 7:15pm: Mendelsohn’s Incessant Visions South Pond
  • 9:00pm: Pool Party Gather Give Grow
  • 9:15pm: Detroit Wild CityThe Landfill

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

  • 3:00pm: Architect: A Chamber Opera in Six Scenes
  • 3:15pm: The Gruen Effect Three Walls
  • 4:45pm: Mission Statements American Homes
  • 5:15pm: Robert A.M. Stern: 15 Central Park West and the History of the New York Apartment House Up to the Sky – Hearst Tower, New York Public Farm 1 High Line Phase 2
  • 7:00pm: Unfinished Spaces
  • 7:15pm: Lioness Among Lions –The Architect Zaha Hadid School #9 Coop Himmelb(l)au Studio Gang Architects: Columbia College Chicago MPC
  • 9:00pm: Volume Zero: The Work of Charles Correa Concrete Coast
  • 9:15pm: Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life Minka

Monday, April 16th, 2012

  • 7:00pm: Robert A.M. Stern: 15 Central Park West and the History of the New York Apartment House Up to the Sky – Hearst Tower, New York Public Farm 1 High Line Phase 2
  • 7:15pm: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth Mudgee Tower
  • 9:00pm: Lioness Among Lions –The Architect Zaha Hadid School #9 Coop Himmelb(l)au Studio Gang Architects: Columbia College Chicago MPC
  • 9:15pm: The Gruen Effect Three Walls

Pricing

Ticket prices per program:

  • $11 general admission
  • $9.50 American Institute of Architects members
  • $8 students
  • $90 Bakers Dozen (13 tickets)
  • $45 Fistful (5 tickets)

ADFF offers discounts packages for purchases of multiple tickets!

  • Fistful Package – 5 tickets to any screenings for $45!
  • Baker’s Dozen Package – 13 tickets to any screenings for $90!

Package Online Ordering Info

After you order your package, you will receive a patron ID. Then select “Purchase Tickets” at the top of this page. In Step 4 of the ticket window, select “I’m redeeming benefits” and enter your patron ID, first name and last name to apply your discount. Apply the benefits to the tickets in your order. Select “Keep Shopping” until you are ready to complete your order.

Discount packages can also be purchased at the Box Office during the festival.

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