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The Diplomat, the Artist & the Suit
Held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (514 S. Spring St.), the Architecture & Design Film Festival (March 14 - 18, 2018) brings the lens of cinema to the world of those that build the world around us. Along with special events such as a walk through LA’s Helms Bakery District, the festival features over 30 films (shorts and features) focusing on architects such as Athelstan Spilhaus, Dries Van Noten, Buckminster Fuller, and more.
To learn more, go to: http://www.adfilmfest.com/
Architecture & Design Film FestivalMarch 14 - 18, 2018
Los Angeles Theatre Center514 S. Spring St.Los Angeles, CA 90013
Held at the historic Cinema Village theater (22 East 12th Street, NY, NY), the Socially Relevant Film Festival (SRFF) will be running a slate of films to give you a new perspective on life around the world. Running March 16 to the 22nd, the SRFF will show over 70 works, including narrative features, documentaries, and shorts. The festival opens with Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to be Free directed by Cordula Kablitz-Post and about the life of the controversial 19th century European intellectual, the first female psychoanalyst, and her reverberations into the lives of Friedrich Nietzsche and Paul Rée.
Utilizing Samsung Gear VR, the SRFF will also be screening a series of VR/360º films that will immerse viewers in the world of a toy scuba diver (Down to the Plastic Ocean), a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi (My Beautiful Home), the forests of Brazil (Our Nature - Honey Production), and more.
Festival Founder and Artistic Director Nora Armani says "We are proud to be able to support filmmakers who not only tell stories about socially relevant topics, but also filmmakers who push the boundaries of the artform and who take storytelling into the 21st century and beyond.”
To learn more, go to: http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/
Socially Relevant Film FestivalMarch 16 - 22, 2018
Cinema Village22 E 12th St.New York, NY 10003
A film festival celebrating women from all walks of life, the Athena Film Festival (February 22 - 25) at Barnard College is a revolutionary eye opening film festival. With Academy Award-nominated films, top-tier features, documentaries, and shorts — including U.S. and world premieres, the Athena Film Fest is a global look at the lives of women. The festival is a project of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard and Women and Hollywood, a leading voice for women in the entertainment industry.
The opening night film is the Emma Stone/Steve Carell clash of the tennis giants, Battle of the Sexes. Other films include the Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin classic 9 to 5, and Chavela a documentary following the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame. The festival also includes panels, workshops, and special screenings.
To learn more, go to: https://athenafilmfestival.com/
Athena Film FestivalFebruary 22 - 25
Barnard College3009 BroadwayNew York, NY 10027
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