Oppositions: Architecture on Film
Presented with the Toronto Society of Architects, this monthly series 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).
January: Top Down, Bottom Up
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.
- Thursday, January 24 @ 6:45 p.m.: Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee And The Spirit Of The Rural Studio
- Thursday, January 24 @ 9:00 p.m.: Up the Yangtze
This film pairing focuses on the contrast between real and imagined realities, and their unique roles and influences in the design of the built environment.
- Thursday, February 21 @ 6:45 p.m.: Children of Men
- Thursday, February 21 @ 9:30 p.m.: Edward Scissorhands
March: Grandeur and Decay
This pairing focuses on the utopic aspirations of cities brought about by the promise of perfectibility of Modernism during the first half of the 20th century.