New York, New York (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Resource Furniture, an official sponsor of the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF), will host a private screening of the film, “Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line” on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm at Tribeca Cinemas. The film’s directors, Muffie Dunn and Tom Piper, will be present for a Q&A session immediately following the screening. The 54-minute film is one of twenty-five films being shown at the Architecture and Design Film Festival. Now in its fourth season, the acclaimed Architecture & Design Film Festival, the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subjects, returns to Tribeca Cinemas, in New York City, from October 18 to 21, 2012
Diller Scofidio + Renfro has long been at the forefront of design. 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. Between 2003 and 2011, the firm converted the derelict High Line railroad tracks on the city’s West Side into a sophisticated 1.5 mile elevated urban park, redesigned Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard School, built a free-standing, grass-covered pavilion that houses a destination restaurant (the Lincoln) and a public lawn, and inventively modified the public spaces connecting the complex’s existing buildings.
“Diller Scofidio + Renfro has had such a profound impact on New York City life.” said Ron Barth, President and Co-Founder, Resource Furniture. “We are proud to celebrate these icons that are so uniquely New York. Their commitment to modern design and architecture is closely aligned with what is at the core of our beliefs at Resource Furniture.
Throughout the documentary, intelligent commentary from the architects is complemented by remarkable cinematography and interviews with New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden and other civic figures. Critics and theorists Mark Wigley, Anthony Vidler, and Mr. Filler, offer insights into the firm’s history, previous completed projects, and their unique process of reimagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces.
The film will open to the public on Saturday, September 20 at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. The four-day Festival includes a diverse line-up of films from eleven countries, accompanied by lively discussions with filmmakers, architects, designers, and industry leaders. For more information, visit http://www.adfilmfest.com.
About Resource Furniture
Resource Furniture has built a global network of showrooms and licensing partners equipped with a range of top-selling lines of luxury European furniture dedicated to redefining the use of space and pushing the limits of technology and design. Since 2000, Resource Furniture has imported and distributed inspired, modern furniture from the finest and most innovative European designers. Every piece in the Resource Furniture collection is hand-selected for its ability to transform a space with both beauty and functionality. For more information, visit one of the showrooms in New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary or on the web at http://www.resourcefurniture.com.