The lineup for the ninth annual Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York City has been announced, and it includes over 30 feature-length and short films celebrating “the creative spirit that drives architecture and design.”
Kicking off on November 1, the five-day festival will open with Catherine Hunter’s documentary “Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place,” a film that follows the enigmatic Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect as he builds a new mosque for an Islamic community in Melbourne, Australia.
Adding a cherry on top to an already jam-packed festival, the Toronto International Film Festival revealed its full slate of special events programming, including the world premiere of “Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two.”
An all access documentary about the tour de force pop star from director Chris Moukarbel, the premiere will be followed by an intimate onstage performance by Lady Gaga.
The doc will debut on Netflix on September 22.
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The 2017 New York Film Festival’s Spotlight on Documentary lineup includes works by a number of notable directors, with world premieres by Vanessa Redgrave (“Sea Sorrow”), Alex Gibney (“No Stone Unturned”), and Griffin Dunne (“Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold”), among others.
The full slate of the Spotlight on Documentary section follows.
“Arthur Miller: Writer,” dir. Rebecca Miller
“BOOM FOR REAL: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat,” dir. Sara Driver
“Cielo,” dir. Alison McAlpine
“Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?,” dir. Travis Wilkerson
“El mar la mar,” dir. Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki
“Filmworker,” dir. Tony Zierra
“Hall of Mirrors,” dir. Ena Talakic and Ines Talakic
“Jane,” dir. Brett Morgen
“Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold,” dir. Griffin Dunne
“No Stone Unturned,” dir. Alex Gibney
“Piazza Vittorio,” dir. Abel Ferrara
“The Rape of Recy Taylor,” dir. Nancy Buirski
“Sea Sorrow,” dir. Vanessa Redgrave
“A Skin So Soft,” dir. Denis Côté
“Speak Up,” dir. Stéphane de Freitas, co-directed by Ladj Ly
“The Venerable W.,” dir. Barbet Schroeder, with short “What Are You Up to, Barbet Schroeder?”
“Voyeur,” dir. Myles Kane and Josh Koury Three Music Films by Mathieu Amalric: “C’est presque au bout du monde,” “Zorn,” “Music Is Music”
A jury that included high profile directors Olivier Assayas and Miguel Gomes has awarded Wang Bing’s unblinkered documentary, “Mrs. Fang,” the Golden Leopard at the 70th anniversary edition of the Locarno Festival, which ends today.
In keeping with the director’s usual stripped down, uncompromising style, the film focuses on the death of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease in an impoverished corner of China.
“Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” — a feature-length documentary about the award-winning musician, composer, and music producer Ryuichi Sakamoto — will be screened Out of Competition at the 74th Venice International Film Festival that begins Aug. 30.
In 1983, he made his acting debut in “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” starring David Bowie, and the movie also marked his debut as a film composer. He has since won numerous awards including an Oscar and Grammy for scoring works such as “The Last Emperor,” “The Sheltering Sky,” “Little Buddha,” and most recently, “The Revenant.”