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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
Watch the trailer

Apr
14
Mon
Women’s Empowerment Initiative @ Perry Presentation Room, Champlain College
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Christine Vachon will be speaking at Champlain College as part of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative.  Presentation will be moderated by Betsy Beaulieu (Dean CORE) and Paula Willoquet-Marcondi (Dean Communications & Media).

Vachon is a film producer and author, best know for her film Boys Don’t Cry. She is an Independent Spirit Award winner as well as winner of the Gotham Award. Co-founder of indie powerhouse Killer Films.

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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.