National Building Museum

Opening Night Film Program: Frank Gehry: Building Justice

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Frank Gehry: Building Justice
follows architect Frank Gehry’s investigation into prison design in the United States. Gehry, at the invitation of George Soros and his Open Society Foundation, forms two “master studios” of the top architecture students in the country, from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles and Yale School of Architecture.

In collaboration with Susan Burton of the New Way of Life Reentry Project in Compton, California, Gehry and his students explore all aspects of prison design, witnessing how design flaws negatively affect those incarcerated.
Director: Ultan Guilfoyle
2018 / 70 min / USA

This feature length film is followed by: 
ChildSafe: Designed to Heal
In 2016, ChildSafe was in a building that was too small to sustain their growing support programs and an increase in staff. They enlisted the help of San Antonio architecture firm Overland Partners to build a new, state-of-the-art campus.
Director: Isaiah Rendon and Leo Aguirre
2018 / 4 min / USA
AIA / Film Challenge 2018

This feature film and short will be screened in the Museum's Great Hall. Please note that the Great Hall theater will utilize wireless headsets. To check out your device, you will be required to  leave a credit card or valid drivers license on file with a National Building Museum staff member. This screening is part of the Architecture and Design Film Festival: D.C.’s Opening night, with a reception that includes food and drink starting at 5:30 pm. 

Port City Brewing is hosting a beer garden and tasting throughout the evening. Before watching the film, enjoy food and drink in the Museum’s Great Hall and celebrate the power of architecture and design through film. Ages 21 and over. 

ADFF: D.C. Opening Night is generously supported by DLR Group.

1.0 LU (AIA)

The Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. is presented by the National Building Museum with the Revada Foundation.

$35 Museum Members | $15 Student | $45 Non-member | $135 All Access 

Get the All Access Pass which includes the opening night, reception, and auto-registration to all film screenings.

Tickets can be purchased at the door when available.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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