TAB Film Programme
Tallinn Architecture Biennale together with Arquiteturas Film Festival presents an architecture film programme with screening films in Sõprus Kino, Kinomaja, TAB-Club (Pudel Bar, Telliskivi Creative City) and an outdoor cinema in Paljassaare peninsula.
TAB Film Programme will showcase a selection of films curated by Lisbon’s Architecture Film Festival director Sofia Mourato. The films were specifically chosen to initiate a discussion within the TAB 2017 theme – bioTallinn, presenting relevant documentaries and experimental films that expose international contemporary architecture as well as the permanent dialogue between city, nature, space and narrative.
The first two film screenings will take place on Monday and Tuesday 11-12th of September in Sõprus Kino and Kinomaja as kick-off events for TAB Opening Week. Besides the traditional cinema screenings TAB Film Programme invites everyone to enjoy an outdoor cinema screening in Paljassaare peninsula on the 17th of September where three films will be screened in the light of a beautiful autumn evening, just a bike ride away from the city center. Last but not least in the TAB- Club (Pudel Bar, Telliskivi Creative City) there will be a loop screening of a experimental film by Space Caviar.
ARQUITETURAS FILM FESTIVAL LISBON will take place in Portugal, Lisbon, 11-15th of October 2017. It is an international showcase of documentary, experimental and fiction films on the theme of architecture. The program that has been developed for this festival, since its creation in 2013, feeds on the infinite possibilities for the communication, discussion and promotion of architecture through cinema and audiovisual productions. The festival is produced by DYMA – Do You Mean Architecture platform.
Tickets for Sõprus Kino and Kinomaja will be sold on door.
Paljassaare outdoor cinema and TAB-Club film screenings are free of charge.
“Future My Love”
Maja Borg, Sweden, (2012) 93’
Kino Sõprus 11.09, 19:00
Future My Love is a unique love story challenging our collective and personal utopias in search of freedom. At the brink of losing the idealistic love of her life, filmmaker Maja Borg takes us on a poetic road trip through the financial collapse, exploring a radically different economic and social model proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco. How much freedom are we prepared to give to the ones we love? And how much responsibility are we ready to take for our society? Carefully weaving a texture of archive footage, black and white Super 8 film, and colour HD, Borg poignantly depicts the universal struggle between our heads and hearts in times of radical change.
Paulo de Barros, Gustavo Gama Rodrigues, Brazil (2014) 92′
Kino Sõprus 11.09, 21:00
The architect Thiago Bernardes revisits the life and career of his grandfather, Sergio Bernardes (1919-2002). Through letters, designs, plans and meetings he retraces the trajectory of this visionary architect, disgraced by accepting to work for the military.
Joan Grossman, EUA (2012) 82’ – Documentary
Kinomaja 12.09, 19:00
Drop city is a story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful Southern Colorado that blended practices of art, architecture, and resourceful living in ways that came to define a global Buckminster Fuller’s vision for geodesic domes and the crystalline designs of Steve Baer, a pioneer in fractal geometric design and solar energy, who used Drop City as a lab for experimental building. The Droppers built the community for nearly nothing from salvaged materials, including culled lumber and chopped-out car tops. The flood of attention led to By 1973, Drop City had become the world’s first geodesic ghost town. The story is brought to life through interviews with former Droppers (artists, writers, inventors and activists), hand-drawn animation, and a trove of archival material.
“TELOS: THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF EUGENE TSSUI”
Kyung Lee, USA (2014) 58′ – Documentary
Kinomaja 12.09, 21:00
An eccentric and visionary architect struggles for recognition and finds unexpected allies in the small town where he hopes to build his architectural fantasia.
Paljassaare Outdoor Cinema
Jesper Wachtmeister, Sweden (2013) 55′ – Documentary
Paljassaare Outdoor Cinema 17.09, 20:00
How would you feel about carrying your home in your pocket or having clothes to live in? For most of us, “house” means stability, structure, and permanence. In an age of increasing population and technological gains, today’s mobile society has resulted in a demand, or perhaps a dream, for portable dwellings and dwellings in new settings and situations.
Microtopia explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing the limits to find answers to their dreams of portability, flexibility – and of creating independence from “the grid”.
“Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life”
Bill Finnegan, USA (2011) 60′ – Documentary
Paljassaare Outdoor Cinema 17.09, 21:00
Embark on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world’s most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. The film showcases buildings that connect people and nature – hospitals where patients heal faster, schools where children’s test scores are higher, offices where workers are more productive and communities where people know their neighbors and families thrive. As an innovative way of designing the places where we live, work and learn, biophilic design reflects humanity’s need for a connection to nature. Despite this need, we have often designed our cities and suburbs in ways that both degrade the environment and alienate us from the natural world. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting us to the natural world. The film points the way to creating healthy and productive habitats for modern humans.
Space Caviar (Joseph Grima, Martina Muzi), IT, (2015) 30’
TAB-Club 13, 14, 15, 16.09; 17:00
Blockchain is a digital docudrama set in in the limitless universe of Minecraft. The film follows the ghost of Walter Gropius on an extended dèrive through ten of the game’s worlds, shadowing him as he ponders the social and political fundamentals of creativity. Fragments of conversations with the creators of maps and servers, memories from the past, observations, speculations and conjectures of one of the 20th century’s great utopians intersect with a transnational digital universe in which learning, labor and play are all mediated by the basic shape of the block.
Drifting in childlike wonder through the imaginary landscapes of a culture whose transition from the industrial to the digital is complete, W_Gropius becomes a pioneer of uncharted spatial dimensions—intangible meta-mechanics, utopian city plans, robotic prototypes, dream-like realities— tracing, as he progresses, the art of construction from the physical to the cybernetic.