Canadian Flicks for Canada’s 150th
Join us for a selection of short documentaries about Canadian architects and projects, including:
Building History: Benjamin Brown
Director: Martin Edralin
2016, Canada, 8 min
This is a portrait of Benjamin Brown, Toronto’s first practicing Jewish architect. Working at a time of anti-Semitism in the city, Brown’s buildings stand as a testament to Toronto’s cultural and industrial heritage. Presented with permission of the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Le Chantier du CHUM
Directed by Karine Savard and Annabelle Beauchamp, with NEUF architectes.
2017, Canada, 18 minutes, French with English subtitles
Annabella Beauchamp will be in attendance.
A film series exploring the material cultural of the construction site for Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montreal's (CHUM) by NEUF architectes, in Montréal. The simultaneous energy and savior faire of diverse craftsmen businly working on site brings human dimension to a vast architectural project. Materiality, the sense of touch, and bodily action are highlighted by the films' texture, as the grain of events unfolds across a split frame.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.