THE ARIZONA ARCHITECTURAL FILM SHOWCASE

No Festival Required Presents 

Saturday April 22 2023 

The Arizona Architectural Film Showcase

Three Screenings-One Full Day of Independent Architecture Documentaries

TICKET SALES AND MORE INFO SOON!

2 DAYTIME SCREENINGS & 1 FREE EVENING OUTDOOR SCREENING! 

DAYTIME SCREENINGS

$12.00 ADVANCE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS OR $20.00 ADVANCE FOR BOTH SHOWS 

$15.00 AT THE DOOR FOR INDIVIDUAL FILMS, STUDENTS W/ID 12.00

PHOENIX CENTER FOR THE ARTS 3RD STREET THEATER

1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (NW corner 3rd St/Moreland, street parking available)

10 AM (doors open at 9:30 am)

AMERICAVILLE-A Film By Adam James Smith- -Skype Q and A with director following screening, film running time 80 minutes

“Hidden among the mountains north of Beijing, a replica of the Wyoming town of Jackson Hole promises to deliver the American dream to its several thousand Chinese residents. In “Americaville”,Annie Liu escapes China’s increasingly uninhabitable capital city to pursue happiness, freedom, romance, and spiritual fulfillment in Jackson Hole; only to find the American idyll harder to attain than what was promised to her.”

TRAILER- https://vimeo.com/316307011

2 PM (doors open at 1:30 pm)

THE PROPOSAL– A Film By Jill Magid- Post film panel discussion of architects of note and their archives, film running time 83 minutes

Known as “the artist among architects,” Luis Barragán is among the world’s most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world’s view. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán’s life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself—a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.

TRAILER- https://youtu.be/jcYZEGqTstk

Evening Outdoor Screening

FREE TO THE PUBLIC, BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR(OR RENT ONE IN ADVANCE!)

RSVP AND CHAIR RENTAL INFO COMING SOON

PARK CENTRAL ARTS PAVILION

3121 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013 (enter from 3rd Avenue parking)

7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 pm)

THE COMPETITION– A film by Angel Borrego Cubero, film running time 90 minutes

The Competition is the first film documenting the tense developments that characterize architectural contests. A documentary movie constructed as an almost uncomfortable but intensely fascinating account of how some of the best architects in the world, design giants like Jean Nouvel or Frank Gehry, toil, struggle and strategize to beat the competition. While nearly as old as the profession itself, architectural competitions became a social, political and cultural phenomenon of the post-Guggenheim Bilbao museums and real estate bubbles of the recent past. Taking place at the dramatic moment in which the bubble became a crisis, this is the first competition to be documented in excruciatingly raw detail.

TRAILER- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Zmz58MlRI

SPONSORS

Jones Studio

azarchitecture/Jarson and Jarson Real Estate

Floor Associates

DAVIS

Butler Housing Company

Arizona Preservation Foundation

John Woodcock Photography

Bragg’s Pie Factory

Dr. Ivette Jorge Dental Care

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Artlink

Park Central

ASU Art Museum

Potential Grounds

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Welcome!

Thanks for your interest in No Festival Required’s “Uncommon Cinema” programming.  Here you can find details on upcoming shows, NFR’s background story, and information on how to submit films to NFR.

Best to you!

Steve Weiss, Executive Director, No Festival Required LLC