Gateways to New York: Othmar H. Ammann and his Bridges - AFFR

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The twelfth AFFR takes place from 7 to 11 October 2020. After the opening film at Theater Rotterdam, the festival moves to LanterenVenster cinema. This year the AFFR will again welcome dozens of international filmmakers and an expected 7500 fans of films, city and architecture from all over the world. 

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Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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AFFR History

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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The people behind the festival

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A Concrete Cinema (Luz Ruciello, 2017) best rated film AFFR 2019

The film 'A Concrete Cinema' by director Luz Ruciello, was chosen by the audience as the best film of AFFR 2019. The film achieved the highest average score. The film shows the life of Omar, who is a bricklayer by…
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Gateways to New York: Othmar H. Ammann and his Bridges

Showing

  • Thu 10 Oct - 17:00
  • Fri 11 Oct - 21:00
  • Sun 13 Oct - 14:15

The screening on Thursday 10 October is sold out.

Tickets

The improbable story of the man who helped make mobility possible in America over the past century. A Swiss engineer who emigrated to the US, Othmar H. Ammann designed the most daring structures and the iconic bridges that would determine the appearance of New York, among them the George Washington Bridge, Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Bayonne Bridge. Gateways to New York is a breathtaking account of the adventurous life of a brilliant engineer and a portrait of an era in which the automobile changed the face of the US definitively. Moreover, the story of the native Mohawk people in particular sticks in the mind, as the only people willing to work at spine-chilling heights.

Showing

  • Thu 10 Oct 17:00 - LV Zaal 4
  • Fri 11 Oct 21:00 - LV Zaal 4
  • Sun 13 Oct 14:15 - LV Zaal 3

The screening on Thursday 10 October is sold out.

Tickets

Club Fountainhead Club Fountainhead
film • city • architecture 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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