Our Architecture and Design Film Festival Picks

Be inspired by some of the best design films at the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival


Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner celebrates the work of the celebrated American architect, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. He broke away from his mentor and moved to California to develop his own unique style of architecture which has since become iconic. Picture / Supplied

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts venue, and this film follows a month-long immersion in the centre. Designed as a video diary, it shows a portrait of this renowned Brutalist icon and introduces some of the people who occupy and care for it. Picture / Supplied

Documentary AKA Norman Parkinson examines the life and career of the pioneering English fashion and portrait photographer. View the Parkinson Archive, a collection of over 35,000 negatives, as well as original archive footage from his models and collaborators, including Jerry Hall (pictured). Picture / Supplied

Altina explores the life of American heiress, sculptor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, window dresser, designer and inventor Altina Schinasi. She is recognised for designing the Harlequin glasses frame, also known as the cat-eye. Picture / Supplied

Levitated Mass tells the story of how a 340-tonne solid granite boulder came to sit outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Well-known and reclusive land artist Michael Heizer’s spent 10 nights in 2012 carefully manoeuvring the boulder through Southern California neighbourhoods to arrive here. Picture / Still

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