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Mar
18
Tue
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? @ The BCA Center
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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A VTIFF-affiliated monthly series of films and discussions about architecture and design

Directed by Carlos Carcas & Noberto Lopez Amado | Spain | 2010 | documentary | 78 minutes

The film traces the rise of one of the world’s premier architects, Norman Foster and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. Portrayed are Foster’s origins and how his dreams and influences inspired the design of emblematic projects such as the largest building in the world Beijing Airport, the Reichstag, the Hearst Building in New York and works such as the tallest bridge ever in Millau France. In the very near future, the majority of mankind will abandon the countryside and live entirely in cities. Foster offers some striking solutions to the problems that this historic event will create
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Mar
20
Thu
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control @ UVM's Billings Lecture Hall
Mar 20 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Directed by Errol Morris | 1997 | USA |82 minutes
Pre-film discussion at 6.00pm.Part of the UVM Lane Film Series.

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What do an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer, a man fascinated by mole rats, and a cutting-edge robotics designer have in common? Both nothing and everything in this unconventional documentary directed by Erroll Morris. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Referring to the robot specialist’s strange philosophy of robot design structure, not Erroll Morris’s documentary techniques!) interplays, overlaps, and interrelates these four separate and highly specialized documentary subjects in order to in truth study all of humanity, raising questions about the future of mankind. Written by Matthew F. Griffin.

The New Black @ Merrill's Roxy Cinemas
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:50 pm

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The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

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An opportunity to see the award winning film The New Black, followed by a panel discussion.​ Issues of race, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are rarely discussed in our area.​ This film will give us an opportunity to do that, learn from each other and move forward as a community.

Apr
17
Thu
The Front @ UVM's Billings Hall
Apr 17 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Director: Martin Ritt | USA | 1976 | Fiction
Film starts at 6.45, Pre-film lecture 6pm

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A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

Apr
22
Tue
Architecture + Design Film Series: Coast Modern @ The BCA Center
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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FREE SCREENING
6:00pm: food and cash bar
6:30pm: screening, followed by discussion

In Affiliation with VTIFF

The essence of design lies in its profound ability to affect how we think about and experience the world. This is a film series about architecture and design that will engage, provoke and inspire the community by exploring the impact and importance of design and beauty in our lives. We invite you to join us for thoughtful discussion and light refreshments in hopes that this creative gathering will broaden awareness, foster connections, spark new ideas, and ultimately build momentum towards positive action.

COAST MODERN
by Mike Bernard and Gaviin Froome 2012
USA, 55 minutes

Traveling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, this relaxed journey takes us across three generations of Modernist architecture, all taking us back to the basics of true living – a sense of place, light, and a deep connection to the earth. Dion Neutra tells us that the way to live is to have ‘the comfort of being inside, yet you have the feeling of being outside’, and it is this established principle that contemporary Modernist architects are emulating and evolving today.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/43287546

The Architecture + Design Film Series is sponsored by: TruexCullins, The Roland Batten Architecture Fund, Vermont Eco-FloorsPeregrine Design/BuildAIAVTHuntington GraphicsEmerging Professionals Network-AIAVTHotel VermontAmerican Flatbread Burlington Hearth, Mark and Marilyn Neagley, William Cats-Baril and Isabelle Desjardins, Anonymous Donors

BCA Center video projector and screen generously donated by the John M. Bissell Foundation, Inc.