City of Gold - AFFR


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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Since the announcement of AFFR 2020 in early March, the world has been hit by turbulent times like never before. But the relaxation of measures makes us hopeful of staging a coronavirus-free AFFR in October 2020. It will be a more compact version of the successful festival as we know it. We are working on new ways of presenting AFFR's...

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Despite the COVID-19 crisis, we currently assume that the twelfth edition of AFFR can take place from 7 to 11 October 2020 as intended. We will make a final decision on this in July. Please submit your film about city and architecture before 13 May. In case AFFR 2020 is postponed, we will gladly include your production in the selection procedures for next year.

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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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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 7 - 11 Oct. 2020
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