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September 12, 2013
Part of New York's architecture month, this year's Architecture and Design Film Festival will feature 25 shorts and features spanning topics from the historic to the contemporary, urban planning to profiles. We took a look at the line-up and share five films were eager to watch. Tickets go on sale October 1 and the festival runs October 16–20.
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The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert

Director Lisa Scafuro documents the life of visionary architect Paolo Soleri, the subject of the recent Rewind story appearing in our September 2013 issue. Here's a clip:

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My Brooklyn

In My Brooklyn, Kelly Anderson and Allison Dean address gentrification in downtown Brooklyn. Watch the trailer here:

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The Absent Column

It's been a tough year for Brutalist buildings and Nathan Eddy explores the preservation controversy surrounding Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's hospital, a 1970s building in Chicago slated for demolition.

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Built on Narrow Land

The film explores a group of people who decided bring Bauhaus design to coastal New England and how eminent domain has factored into the beachside community. Watch the trailer here:

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If You Build It

Emily Pilloton, a TED speaker and designer-activist has been using architecture to reinvigorate rural Bertie County, North Carolina, via Project H, a program that seeks to "teach rigorous design iteration, tinkering, applied arts and sciences, and vocational building skills to give young people the creative, technical, and leadership tools necessary to make positive, long-lasting change in their lives and their communities." The film documents her efforts. Read more about Pilloton's work here and watch a trailer for the film here:

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vision of soleri film still
The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert

Director Lisa Scafuro documents the life of visionary architect Paolo Soleri, the subject of the recent Rewind story appearing in our September 2013 issue. Here's a clip:

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