Arch at HCAF: Architecture Film Festival
ArCH, Architecture Center Houston, joins forces with HCAF for its annual film festival, co-hosting five films at Sundance Cinemas and the nearby Architecture Center. The festival will launch on Friday, November 13, with TELOS: THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF EUGENE TSSUI, accompanied by the visionary architect who is the film’s magnetic subject.
Dr. EUGENE TSSUI (AIA, NCARB, APA) is a licensed architect and contractor, city and regional planner, industrial designer/artist, educator, investigative scientist, inventor, musician, competitive athlete, publisher, President of Tsui Design and Research, Inc., and Chairman of the Telos Foundation, a nonprofit foundation for educating the public about design, headquartered in Emeryville, California. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, of Chinese parents and fluent in Mandarin and English, Eugene Tssui holds four professional degrees in architecture and city and regional planning. He has won numerous scholarships and professional research grants including those from the Graham Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (Canada). He is the author of four books on architecture and a monograph by World Architecture Review. His seminal work shows the ineffable and fantastic intelligence of nature and the compelling possibilities of architecture that aligns itself with nature’s genius.
Also screening over the following week:
WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE (Nov. 17, 7:30 P.M., Sundance Cinemas)
Welcome to This House is Barbara Hammer’s feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979). Hammer filmed in Bishop’s ‘best-loved homes’ in the U.S., Canada, and Brazil, believing that buildings and landscapes bear cultural memories.
ESTATE, A REVERIE (Nov. 15, 5:00 P.M., Sundance Cinemas)
Estate is a deeply moving portrait of a community struggling to survive in a boarded-up London public housing project, long slated for demolition.
SAGRADA (Nov. 18, 7:00 P.M., Architecture Center)
One of the most iconic and enduring human structures ever built, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century.
CONCRETE LOVE (Nov. 19, 7:00 P.M., Architecture Center)
Gottfried Böhm is the patriarch of a modern architecture dynasty, to which his three sons, Stephan, Peter, and Paul, now belong. However, the ongoing crisis in the German construction industry, among other things, has stoked the fires of competition between them.