City of Gold - AFFR
5–9 Oct 2022
film • stad • architectuur


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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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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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Rotterdam Speciaal, de Veranderende Stad

On Thursday 7 October 2021, AFFR and AIR organized a cinematic debate about the housing crisis. Based on a number of short films, Bart Cosijn discussed pressing issues in Rotterdam's housing policy with Rotterdam guests. Watch the debate IN DUTCH…
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City of Gold

From Little Ethiopia and Koreatown to Little Armenia and Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles offers a fascinating array of multicultural delights. The documentary City of Gold paints an amazing portrait of Los Angeles through the eyes of Jonathan Gold, the friendly food critic who died in 2018.

The Pulitzer Prize winner visits the most unremarkable restaurants, bistros and food trucks, and discovers the city as a complex breeding ground for more than one hundred different food cultures. Via architecture critic Reyner Banham we arrive at the foodies in this offbeat look at a global city.

With an introduction by Hiske Versprille
Hiske Versprille (Sneek, 1982) is culinary journalist. For seven years she worked as a general reporter and restaurant reviewer at Het Parool. Since the summer of 2018 she has been working as reviewer for De Volkskrant. For her podcast Cheft she interviews the best chefs in Amsterdam. In 2014 she won the important journalism prize De Tegel for her articles about the “king of steaks” Piet de Leeuw.

Tickets & info

City of Gold (Laura Gabbert, 2015)
Sat 12 Oct 16:30

film • city • architecture 5 - 9 Oct. 2022
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