The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF)
September 29 - October 3
Cinépolis Chelsea
260 West 23rd Street
New York, New York
The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) returns to New York for its 13th edition at the Cinépolis Chelsea from September 29-October 3. The opening night will feature the in-person world premiere of MAU, the only feature-length film about design visionary, Bruce Mau. The film explores the creative dark horse’s journey from a world-class graphic designer to designer of the world. A pioneer of life-centered, transformative design, Mau has advised Coca Cola and Disney, reimagined the future of Islam’s holy site Mecca and rebranded nations like Guatemala and Denmark. Written and directed by filmmakers Benji & Jono Bergmann and produced by Karol Martesko-Fenster, the film not only tells Mau’s story, but also highlights Bisi Williams, his wife, co-founder, designer, and Chief Insights Officer of their shared enterprise Massive Change Network. The Bergmann brothers and Williams will join Mau for the opening night screening and festivities. MAU will also be the featured film for the ADFF opening nights in LA (October 14-17), Toronto (November 3-7), Vancouver (November 10-13), and DC (January 6-9, 2022). Mau and Williams will attend the opening nights of ADFF:LA and ADFF:Toronto. The attendees of ADFF NY and LA will be able to experience short films in the ADFF Lounge in a home theater setup provided by LG SIGNATURE. Other films in ADFF:NY’s lineup include the NY Premiere of Breuer’s Bohemia and Beyond Zero. In Breuer’s Bohemia, Director James Crump explores the influential New England houses designed by celebrated Bauhaus furniture maker and architect Marcel Breuer. Beyond Zero, written and directed by Nathan Harvey, follows Interface Founder & Chairman Ray Anderson’s approach to transforming the company into one of the most sustainable in the world. Both directors will be in New York for Q&As after the screenings. ADFF:NY’s complete schedule and film roster will be announced in August. Tickets will go on sale in September. ADFF is sponsored by Eventscape.
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