2013 ArCH Film Festival: Boom and Bust

Landscapes of Excess and Crisis

Films begin at 7pm each night of the festival.

Presented by
Architecture Center Houston

Special Thanks to
Aurora Picture Show
micocinema international
Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP)
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August 15, 2013 - August 17, 2013
Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the Architecture Center Houston (ArCH)

2013 ArCH Film Festival

Boom and Bust: Landscapes of Excess and Crisis

August 15-17

7pm each night

Cycles of Boom and Bust are certain, and yet whether it’s by forces of economy, policy, environment or our own selfishness, we find ourselves surprised, off guard and unprepared. Marked by either tidal debris-lines, vacant lots, or explosive development these forces are writ-large on our cities, towns and villages. This year's jury-selected film series will illuminate cautionary, sometimes humorous, tales of excess and crisis ranging from palatial extravagance in Miami to the cavernous vacancy in China. Join us this year as the Architecture Center Houston explores the impact of Boom and Bust cycles on our human habitats.

Single Day Pass
$5 ArCH Members
$10 General Public

Weekend Passes
$10 ArCH Members
$20 General Public

Membership opportunities will be available at the door. Membership and ticket proceeds support the Architecture Center Houston Foundation.

The ArCH Film Festival is a three day festival featuring films that show how architecture and the built environment can affect the public, current affairs, natural environments and societies. It is just one way in which ArCH extends its mission as a place for the public, both Houston residents and tourists, to learn about architecture in general and the built environment of greater Houston. ArCH seeks to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the ways in which architecture and urban design influence and enhance the quality of life in our community to the surrounding community.


Thursday, August 15

The Longest Street in Houston, 5 min, The Art Guys, 2013
Followed by a brief discussion and Q&A with The Art Guys and film makers Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas.

The City (1939) 10 min, Ralph Steiner, 1939
DETROPIA 120 min, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grad 2012

Friday, August 15
Future so Bright, 34 min, Matt McCormick, 2011
WONDERLAND 80 min, John O’Hagan, 1997

Saturday, August 17
Utopia Part 3: The World's Largest Shopping Mall, 10 min, Sam Green and Carrie Lozano, 2009
QUEEN OF VERSAILLES 120 min, Lauren Greenfield, 2012


Kick-Off Event at Market Square Park
To kick-off the 3rd Annual Architecture Center Houston Film Festival this August, Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow along with Houston's historic Market Square Park presents a FREE screening of Dark City, directed by Alex Proyas, in historic Market Square Park.