Short Films Walk presents architecture and design films in Soho’s showrooms

October 5, 2017

“Ghost Story.” Director: Sarah Elgart. 2017 / 7:33 min / USA. Image via ADFF.

The annual Architecture & Design Film Festival is always one of the coolest offerings among the Center for Architecture‘s Archtober events. This year, the one-night Short Films Walk (SFW), happening on October 11th, will connect the film festival with Soho’s creative design showrooms. The event features an ADFF-curated selection of short films about architecture and design, to be screened at each showroom as a 15-minute loop. You can catch the short films at these Soho showrooms (including Flos, Moroso, Artemide and Hästens) from 5 p.m. to 9.p.m.

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In making and presenting the short films, filmmakers and architects teamed up with artists and designers across just about every medium. A few examples:

“Ghost Story”
Director: Sarah Elgart
2017 / 7:33 min / USA
“Ghost Story” follows four dancers in search of a narrative as they prowl the interiors and exteriors of Bjarke Ingels’ new “court scraper” VIA 57 West in NYC, responding to the building’s architecture and scale with movement. The film blends contemporary and street dance forms, with the architectural fashion of legendary Japanese designer Issey Miyake.

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“In Residence: Patrizia Moroso.” Director: Matthew Donaldson. 2015 / 3:53 min / Italy. Image via ADFF.

“In Residence: Patrizia Moroso”
Director: Matthew Donaldson
2015 / 3:53 min / Italy
Imposing and unexpected amidst the lush greenery of a secluded plot in Udine in northeastern Italy, the home of Patrizia Moroso reveals a vibrant vision in the forest: at once a lived-in family home and a showcase of contemporary design and art gathered from around the globe.

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“Isay Weinfeld.” Director: Jillian Buckley. 2017 / 2:48 min / USA. Image via ADFF.

“Isay Weinfeld”
Director: Jillian Buckley
2017 / 2:48 min / USA
“I love forms and objects,” says Isay Weinfeld, “I love to put the pieces in some way- it’s the only thing I know to do in life… and this is my pleasure.” Cindy Allen introduces the [reluctant] Brazilian architect in this documentary produced by Interior Design. Featuring Cindy Allen.

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300 Short Film Walk (SFW) participants will get a complimentary ticket to this year’s Architecture & Design Film Festival happening November 1 – 5 at the Cinepolis Chelsea Cinema on 260 West 23rd Street. Tickets will go to viewers who have visited the most showrooms during the SFW.


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