Screening of Coast Modern

November 5th, 2013

Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas Del Mar


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About the Film

Coast Modern is an independent documentary by directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome. Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic Modernist home can work in synergy with the natural environment. Dion Neutra tells us that the way to live is to have ‘the comfort of being inside, yet you have the feeling of being outside’, and it is this established principle that contemporary Modernist architects are emulating and evolving. This relaxed journey takes us across three generations of Modernist architecture, all finding beauty in their own times, and all taking us back to the basics of true living – a sense of place, light, and a deep connection to the earth.



Screening of DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO: REIMAGINING LINCOLN CETER AND THE HIGHLINE

December 10, 2013

6PM

Hold It Contemporary Home 

1570 Camino De La Reina

San Diego, CA 92108


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About the Film

The San Diego DESIGN Film Festival is proud to host the San Diego DESIGN Film Series presented by Hold It Contemporary Home.  The Series showcases year-round screenings with a focus on Art, Advertising, Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape and Fashion. The second film in this inaugural film series is Diller, Scofido + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the Highline. Diller Scofidio + Renfro has long been at the forefront of design. The interdisciplinary design firm, founded in 1979, first stirred interest with its provocative exhibitions of theoretically based projects that blurred the boundaries between art and

architecture. With the almost simultaneous completion of two large-scale projects in New York City — the renovation of the High Line and revitalization and expansion of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts — Diller Scofidio + Renfro has galvanized the public's attention.  









The San Diego Premiere of From Nothing, Something: A Documentary On The Creative Process

February 11, 2014

7PM

Museum of Photographic ArtsBalboa Park ,1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101


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About the Film

From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines to

find the common techniques, habits and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process - straight from the brains of some of culture’s most unique and accomplished talents. 



​​Screening of In No Great Hurry

March 11, 2014

7PM

Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park 1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101


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About the Film

"I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty"


Saul Leiter could have been lauded as the great pioneer of colour photography, but was never driven by the lure of success. Instead he preferred to drink coffee and photograph in his own way, amassing an archive of beautiful work that is now piled high in his New York apartment. 


In a funny, intimate and moving film, In No Great Hurry follows Saul as he deals with the triple burden of cleaning an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80's and fending off a pesky film maker.


Screening of The HUMAN SCALE in partnership with San Diego Architecture Foundation and APA San Diego

April 8, 2014

7PM

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown

1100 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101



About the Film

50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 it will be 80%. Cities havebecome the primary human habitat. According to revolutionary Danish architect and

urban planner Jan Gehl, if we are to make cities sustainable and livable for people we must re-imagine the very foundations of modern urban planning. Rather than examining buildings and urban structures themselves, Gehl and his team meticulously studies the in between spaces of urban life. To the places where people meet, interact, live, and behave.







Screening of URBANIZED: Part of The "In Case You Missed It" Series

June 10, 2014

6PM

Hold It Contemporary Home 

1570 Camino De La Reina

San Diego, CA 92108

Ticket includes cocktails and hosted reception


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About the Film

The San Diego DESIGN Film Festival is proud to host the San Diego DESIGN Film Series presented by Hold It Contemporary Home.  The Series showcases year-round screenings with a focus on Art, Advertising, Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape and Fashion. Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. .





Screening of IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT

August 5, 2014

7PM

Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park 1649 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101n


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About the Film

The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opened in 1936 and was almost immediately overshadowed by the Golden Gate Bridge, which opened less than a year later.  A dull workhorse next to a glamorous star, it seemed the Bay Bridge would never outshine its sister to the north. That all changed on the evening of March 5, 2013, when the Bay Bridge—thanks to 25,000 LED lights—did just that: shined.

As amazing as the lights are, the story of how they got there is perhaps even more so, a story given life by Jeremy Ambers’ captivating new feature-length documentary, Impossible Light.

Impossible Light provides an inside glimpse at how a small team of visionaries battled numerous obstacles—from the drawing board to the boardroom to 500 feet above San Francisco Bay—to turn an impossible dream into a glimmering reality. It details all of the drama and the joy involved in creating a work of art on the grandest of scales, and demonstrates that the Bay Lights truly is a project whose “impossibility made it possible.”