Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema to Host Art, Architecture and Design Film Festival

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is hosting its first Art, Architecture, Design Film Festival from January 22 to 26, 2020.

Gateways to New York: Othmar H. Ammann and his Bridges, courtesy of Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

The inaugural Festival will screen 11 documentaries celebrating the contributions of world-renowned architects, artists and designers. It will feature post-screening Q&As with special guests and directors.

Held at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, the film program includes:

Neutra: Survival Through Design
Austria, Germany, USA, Switzerland , UK
2019 | 104 Min
Director: P.J. Letofsky

January 22 6:30 PM

The Toronto premiere of Neutra: Survival by Design, takes us inside some of Venetian architect Richard Neutra’s most iconic works. Followed by a Q&A with the film’s director and Richard Sommer, the Dean of the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

Finn with an Oyster
2015 | 71 Min
Director: Michael Kainer

January 23 4:00 PM

City Dreamers
Canada, USA
2018 | 81 Min
Director: Joseph Hillel

January 23 7:00 PM

The inspirational City Dreamers profiles the life and work of four illustrious women architects, Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown. Followed by a Q&A with Marianne Mckenna, Principal, KPMB Architects, Dee Dee Eustace, Architect, Interior Designer, Founder of Taylor Hannah Architects and Kate Zeidler Interior Designer.

Integral Man
2017 | 63 Min
Director: Joseph Clement

January 24 1:00 PM

The Gardener
2016 | 88 Min
Director: Sébastien Chabot

January 24 3:30 PM

The Price of Everything
2018 | 98 Min
Director: Nathaniel Kahn

January 24 6:00 PM

The Maestro and The Master: Building the New Mariinsky
2014 | 60
Director: Yosif Feyginberg

January 25 1:30 PM

InThe Maestro and the Master: Building the New Mariinsky, Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt and Mariinsky Theatre iconoclast Valery Gergiev work to design Russia’s first new opera house since revolution ended Romanov rule. Followed by a Q&A with Gary McCluskie, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects, which was recently hired to re-imagine David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, at Lincoln Center.

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint
Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK 
2019 | 94 Min
Director: Halina Dyrschka

January 25 5:30 PM

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint is a 2019 film that celebrates the work of Swedish abstract painter Hilma af Klint, who is finally getting recognition for originating the genre, and was recently the subject of a monumental Guggenheim exhibit “”Paintings for the Future”.

Gateways to New York: Othmar H. Ammann and his Bridges
2019 | 90 Min
Director: Martin Witz

January 26 1:30 PM

Coast Modern
Canada, USA
2012 | 56 Min
Director: Mike Bernard, Gavin Froome

January 26 4:00 PM

Eames: The Architect and The Painter
2011 | 85 Min
Director: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey

January 26 6:00 PM