Launch Slideshow

First Fridays Film Series

First Fridays Film Series

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    Ghost
    Directed by Marcus Ricci and Soo Kim (2010)

    The film follows the participants in Ghost, a two week design/build architecture program based in Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. For more than a decade, architect Brian Mackay-Lyons has led this workshop, bringing together architecture students, practicing architects, contractors, and a team of instructors from around the world to design and construct a building.

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    Ghost
    Directed by Marcus Ricci and Soo Kim (2010)

    Completed structures built by Ghost participants.

    Image courtesy Architecture & Design Film Festival
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    Louis Le Roy—Endless Work in Time and Space
    Directed by Beate Lendt (2009)

    A portrait of the Dutch artist Louis Le Roy and his work the ecokathedraal (eco-cathedral) in a meadow in Mildam, in the north of Holland. Le Roy has been working on this project for more than three decades, creating structures by stacking paving bricks, stones, and other detritus as nature follows its own course around them. Le Roy discusses the philosophy behind this work and his idea of cities, nature, and the endlessness—and need for integration of—time and space.

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Architects including Brian MacKay-Lyons, Bjarke Ingels, and the late Eero Saarinen are the focus in a new film series presented by the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, N.Y. MacKay-Lyons’ annual design/build architecture program, Saarinen’s Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, and how the sport of Parkour is changing urban space and building design are just a few of the topics covered by the various movies. The series coincides with the museum’s First Fridays events that take place throughout the year on the first Friday of the month. In addition to the films, which will begin at 7 p.m., the museum will extend gallery hours and offer pay-what-you-wish admission, a cash bar, and other educational and public programs such as Summer Nights in the Garden and Center of Attention, which is a conversation about one particular piece in the museum.

The film series is presented in collaboration with the Tribeca Architecture and Design Film Festival, being held Oct. 18-21, 2012.