The inaugural ArchiFlix Architecture and Design Film Festival opens in Sydney this May with a four-day-long celebration of innovative design thinking and modern architecture.
The program features a range of films showcasing revolutionary design by prominent architects in Australia, such as Glenn Murcutt and Harry Seidler, alongside the work of international architects Jørn Utzon, I. M. Pei, Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry. Bioregional Australia Foundation proudly supports the Architecture and Design Film Festival with Bioregional Australia Members receiving a 30% discount on tickets.
The ArchiFlix Architecture and Design Festival runs from 4 to 7 May at the Sydney Maritime Museum Theatre. Tickets, session times and the film festival program are available at the ArchiFlix website. The Melbourne ArchiFlix Architecture and Design Film Festival will be held in October 2017, with satellite events planned for Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
Festival highlights include a screening of The Lost Film, a film on the making of the Sydney Opera House filmed by the BBC in the late 60s, then destroyed, with a copy of the film found 45 years ago.
The festival contains films that look broadly at alternate thinking and design solutions including screenings of:
- Fritz Lang’s 1927 Metropolis – the science-fiction classic set in a stylized, expressionist underground city
- Director and writer Lawrence Johnston’s Neon documents the journey of neon lighting from Jazz Age Paris to the ‘neon boneyard’ in Las Vegas
- Visual Acoustics, narrated by Dustin Hoffman, a look at the life of architectural photographer Julius Shulman, known for capturing the modernist movement of Southern California on film; and
- The Architect: a Jonathan Parker-directed romantic comedy about a couple who engage an architect to build their dream home – but discover the architect designs his own instead.