The Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival 2017
Auckland: May 04–17
Wellington: May 18–June 04
Dunedin: June 08–18
Christchurch: June 29–July 12
All booking information and access to the downloadable programme can be found here.
Of particular interest to our Design Assembly readers are:
The Happy Film
This is Stefan Sagmeister’s feature length documentary. It has some amazing titles and beautifully crafted sequences that show his true talent for colour and type. The rest of the documentary is a really eccentric take on what happens when he pursues happiness. It’s very oddball and not at all the dry, intellectual documentary some might anticipate. It’s more like reality TV! A great journey and plenty of insights for those that are sometimes creatively successful but emotionally vulnerable.
A really charming tale of the last Bolliwood movie poster painter in Mumbai. Directed by a father and son team, and really beautifully shot. Very funny and engaging, the world of film poster painting is obviously coming to an end, but the subject of the film soldiers on. A real tribute to analogue, ‘old fashioned’ way of doing things.
Rialto Cinemas has once again partnered with Clearly & Co, who curated the spectacular films for this year’s line-up. Curator Clare Buchanan says, “New Zealand is growing at an astonishing rate. As we contemplate this urban development and renewal, it’s important to acknowledge the role architecture plays in creating dynamic, sustainable communities”.
Clearly & Co. is a small, dynamic organisation committed to the curation of films, conversations and events that celebrate Architecture and Design, for the education and inspiration of New Zealanders.