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|Architecture Center Houston
The 1st Annual Architecture Center
Houston Film Festival
August 16 – 18, 2012
7pm each night
Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol, Suite 120 • Houston, TX 77002
Join us this August for the 2nd Annual Architecture Center Houston Film festival
as we investigate the effect of architecture and urban planning on culture and
cinema’s perception of urban life. We will look at truths and myths about 20th
Century American public housing, the growth of urban living centers, the
interaction of parkour and free running in urban settings, and life in the suburbs.
Each evening the featured film will be preceded by a juried collection of
short films by students and amateur film-makers.
About the Films
Pruitt-Igoe Myth Movie Poster
Thursday, August 16 at 7pm
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth 83 Minutes, 2011
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that
led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city
centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant
narratives of several of the residents of the notorious Pruitt-Igoe public housing
complex in St. Louis. (via www.pruitt-igoe.com)
A panel discussion will follow the feature film courtesy of HoustonMOD.
(Panelist will be announced at a later date)
Friday Double Feature, August 17 at 7pm
My Playground 50 Minutes, 2010
The film explores the way Parkour and Freerunning are changing the perception
of urban space and how the space is changing the traceurs and freerunners.
Award winning architect and founder of BIG Architects, Bjarke Ingels, is fascinated
by the way Team JiYo convey architecture and takes the team to his buildings,
to explore and unfold their skills, traveling from Denmark to Japan, United States,
United Kingdom, and China. (via release.kasparworks.com)
Radiant City 90 Minutes, 2006
While experts in the field lay out problems and solutions to urban sprawl, family
members, through humor and self-revelation, reflect on their decisions to join
the exodus and describe how they are coping where, some would argue, no
one should be forced to live. (via www.burnsfilm.com)
Saturday, August 18 at 7pm
Urbanized 85 Minutes, 2011
Over half the world’s population now lives in urban areas, and 75% will call a
city home by 2050. While some cities are experiencing explosive growth,
others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public
space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy
are fast becoming universal concerns, yet much of the dialogue on these
issues is disconnected from the public domain.
Thursday, August 16
$15 / Free for HoustonMOD Members
Friday, August 17
Saturday, August 18
Film Festival Admission is free for ArCH Members.
Membership opportunities will be available at the door.
Membership and ticket proceeds support the Architecture Center Houston
Online ticket purchases available at archfilmfest2012.eventbrite.com
|Meet Me On The Street
White Linen Night
Local Faces. Local Flavor.
|DCH Third Thursday Series
"Living in Harmony with your Environment"
Thursday, August 16
Duralee/Highland Court, Suite 132
Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant Susan Daniels, presents steps on living in
harmony with your environment. Including tips on clearing the clutter and finding balance.
Designing supportive spaces using Feng Shui principles to uphold, support and maintain
your well being.
Please RSVP to 832-675-0300.
|Houston Mod invites you this Sunday, August 19
for Mod of the Month
2pm to 4pm
Two vintage modern houses in the Braeburn Valley neighborhood will be open
for touring. The houses are presently available for purchase and looking for new
preservation minded owners. They are located close to Houston Baptist
University and Memorial-Hermann Hospital in SW Houston.