Urban-Themed Films at DOC NYC

(via Urban Omnibus) Architecture and urbanism-themed films include, among others:

via Urban Omnibus

Saturday, November 5, 2pm
Charles and Ray Eames are known as one of the most influential design teams of the twentieth century. Their interdisciplinary projects blurred the realms of architecture, exhibition design, furniture design, filmmaking and product design. Eames: The Architect and the Painter takes a closer look at the interlacing of their private and public lives, as well as how their influence on following generations of designers. [SM: Highly recommended! I saw this film at the Architecture & Design Film Festival a few weeks ago.)

Saturday, November 5, 7pm // Tuesday, November 8, 1:15pm
Signage and advertisements have taken over the airspace of cities around the world. According to This Space Available, this type of “visual pollution” has changed how we see and use public space. Director Gwenaëlle Gobé follows a number of activists in New York City, as well as around the world, that are trying to reclaim the airspace for the public.

Wednesday, November 9, 9:30pm
Fort Greene, Brooklyn gave rise to “an African-American arts movement in the late 20th century as vibrant as the Harlem Renaissance.” For Brooklyn Boheme, director Nelson George teams up with Diana Paragas to interview some of the leaders of that movement, including Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Saul Williams and Lorna Simpson, to create a portrait of this important neighborhood.

One comment

  1. This looks really interesting. I have been looking forward to seeing Eames: The Architect and the Painter. I am pretty familiar with their story, but this film really does seem to reveal another facet of Ray and Charles. I will most certainly check it out. Thanks for posting this!

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