The ArCH Film Festival is a three-day screening event that features films that show how architecture and the built environment can affect the public, current affairs, natural environments and societies.
Aug. 21 - Battle For Brooklyn
Battle For Brooklyn is the epic and universal tale of one man under pressure, and how far he will go to save his community and his home from the private developers who want to build a basketball arena on top of it. Along the way, he loses a fiancée, falls in love again, gets married and starts a family. Shot over the course of eight years and compiled from almost 500 hours of footage, Battle for Brooklyn is an intimate look at the very public and passionate fight waged by the Prospect Heights community to save their neighborhood from destruction.
Aug. 22 - The Human Scale
How do the spaces that surround us enhance or disturb our interactions with others? How can we make our streets more accessible by foot or bike? Stunningly photographed, The Human Scale travels around the world to explore how Danish architect and urban planner Jan Gehl and other like minded designers, city planners and urban activists have begun to transform cities such as New York, Beijing, Christchurch and London.
Aug. 23 - Biophilic Design
Biophilic Design is an innovative way of designing the places where people live, work and learn. The recent trend in green architecture has decreased the environmental impact of the built environment, but it has accomplished little in the way of reconnecting people to the natural world, the missing piece in the puzzle of sustainable development. The film is a journey from the evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world's most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life.