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Oppositions: Architecture on Film

January 22, 2013
by Canadian Architect

This monthly series at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto offers insights into the role of design in the built environment, by presenting pairings of films that have opposing themes related to issues of design and cultural development. Each film in the series will be followed by a brief discussion from directors, practitioners, academics and activists, and will be moderated by the Toronto Society of Architects.

See both films and save! Tickets are $11 per film, or $15 for both films ($12 for Bloor Hot Docs Cinema members).

For the month of January, the theme of “Top Down, Bottom Up” in this film pairing examines the contrast between top-down versus bottom-up sources of change in the built environment, through the screening of two films about communities in flux, and the agents of change acting upon them.

On Thursday, January 24 at 6:45pm, Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee And The Spirit Of The Rural Studio screens followed by Up the Yangtze at 9:00pm.

For the month of February, Children of Men screens first at 6:45pm on Thursday, February 21, followed by Edward Scissorhands at 9:30pm.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

up the yangtze
up the yangtze

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