Running from May 3rd-20th at Auckland’s Rialto Cinemas, the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival 2018 is offering creative fodder so good it will change the way you think. With insights from creative legends such as Japanese architect Tadao Ando, inspiration in the form of fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, and an informed look at the current state of sustainability, there is certainly something for everyone this year.
Samurai Architect: Tadao Ando
As it shadows the self-taught Japanese architect for one year, this film delves into the 72-year-old’s creative process, incorrigible character and minimalist masterpieces. As you are taken on a tour of some of his greatest works, the audience is privy to the sharp mind and wicked sense of humour that belie his legendary practice.
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco
Launching us into one of our favourite style epochs, the 60s and 70s, Sex, Fashion & Disco is a documentary marked by the era’s desire for diversity. Puerto Rican-born fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez was based in the Bronx and became renowned as much for his work as for his inimitable sense of style. Following Lopez as he moves in circles with Bill Cunningham, Grace Jones and Jerry Hall, this is archival footage at its finest.
Living in the Future’s Past
If there’s anything to make us sit up and listen, it is the voice of acting great Jeff Bridges. Here, he works with director Susan Kucera to bring us an entirely unique exploration of the delicacies of our environment and nuances of nature in our rapidly changing world. Looking forward, it asks the compelling question: what kind of future would you like to see?