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Art, Architecture, Design Film Festival

January 22 - 26, 2020

Celebrate the architects, artists and designers who have shaped our world at Toronto’s newest film festival. Featuring special guests and exciting panel discussions.

Presented in partnership with Hot Docs Cinema


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Lineup & Schedule

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Neutra: Survival Through Design

  • Austria, Germany, USA, Switzerland , UK
  • 104
    Director:
  • P.J. Letofsky
Wed, Jan 22, 6:30 pm

Get up close and personal with some of influential architect Richard Neutra’s most sumptuous works in this comprehensive tour.

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Finn with an Oyster

  • Canada
  • 71
    Director:
  • Michael Kainer
Thu, Jan 23, 4:00 pm

The almost forgotten history and epic controversy surrounding the planning and building of Toronto’s New City Hall in the early 1960s is examined in this award-winning film.

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City Dreamers

  • Canada, USA
  • 81
    Director:
  • Joseph Hillel
Thu, Jan 23, 7:00 pm

Leaving indelible marks on cities across the world, meet four trailblazing female architects who dream of a fundamentally human and inclusive city.

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Integral Man

  • Canada
  • 63
    Director:
  • Joseph Clement
Fri, Jan 24, 1:00 pm

Go behind closed doors of one of Toronto’s most famous houses to uncover the space, the man who dreamed it, and the unexpected twist that came soon after.

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The Gardener

  • Canada
  • 88
    Director:
  • Sébastien Chabot
Fri, Jan 24, 3:30 pm

Dream of springtime as beautiful cinematography takes you through Les Quatre Vents, an awe-inspiring garden in Quebec.

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The Price of Everything

  • USA
  • 98
    Director:
  • Nathaniel Kahn
Fri, Jan 24, 6:00 pm

Gain unprecedented access into the elusive world of the white-hot art market in this cutthroat documentary about pricing the priceless.

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The Maestro and The Master: Building the New Mariinsky

  • Canada
  • 60
    Director:
  • Yosif Feyginberg
Sat, Jan 25, 3:00 pm

Go behind the scenes with Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects as they design Russia’s first new opera house since revolution ended Romanov rule.

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Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

  • Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
  • 94
    Director:
  • Halina Dyrschka
Sat, Jan 25, 5:30 pm

As the first abstract artist, why did it take so long for Hilma af Klint to get the credit she deserves?

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Gateways to New York: Othmar H. Ammann and his Bridges

  • Switzerland
  • 90
    Director:
  • Martin Witz
Sun, Jan 26, 1:30 pm

Learn about Othmar Ammann, the Swiss man who redefined the art of bridge-building in America at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Coast Modern

  • Canada, USA
  • 56
    Director:
  • Mike Bernard, Gavin Froome
Sun, Jan 26, 4:00 pm

This relaxed journey takes us across three generations of Modernist architecture, all leading back to the basics of true living – a sense of place, light, and a deep connection to the earth.

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Eames: The Architect and The Painter

  • USA
  • 85
    Director:
  • Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey
Sun, Jan 26, 6:00 pm

Examine the profound influence on modern American life in this documentary about Charles and Ray Eames, a husband-and-wife design team unlike any other.

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