2014 Oppositions: A Festival of Architecture on Film

The Toronto Society of Architects and the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema are collaborating once again to present Oppositions: Architecture on Film. This film series offers insights in the role of design in the built environment, by presenting pairings of films that have opposing themes in related issues of design and cultural development. The pairings draw upon issues of infrastructures in economic, social and political contexts; the contrast between development and renewal; opposing perspectives on migration; and the diametric roles of work and play in the built environment. Each film pairing in the series will be complemented by a brief discussion with film directors, practitioners, academics, and activists, as they relate to themes in the Oppositions series.

The four themed pairs this year are:

February 13, 2014: Work to Live/Live to Work, featuring the films Garbage Warrior and Work Hard/Play Hard

February 25, 2014:  Old World/New Frontiers, featuring the films  People of the Feather and Trouble in the Peace

March 13, 2014:  Reality/Representation, featuring the films Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman and Mock-ups in Close-Up: Architectural Models in Film

March 25, 2014:  Lifestyle/Lifeblood, featuring the films St. Henri, The 26th of August and My Brooklyn
For more information, please visit http://bloorcinema.com/templates/content/oppositions_architecture_on_film