ArCH Film Fest Screening: The Land of Many Palaces
November 16, 2016
Houston, TX 77002
About the Film:
In Ordos, China, thousands of farmers are being relocated into a new city under a government plan to modernize the region. “The Land of Many Palaces” （《宫殿之城》）follows a government official whose job is to convince these farmers that their lives will be better off in the city, and a farmer in one of the last remaining villages in the region who is pressured to move. The film explores a process that will take shape on an enormous scale across China, since the central government announced plans to relocate 250,000,000 farmers to cities across the nation, over the next 20 years.
About the ArCH Film Fest:
ArCH, Architecture Center Houston, joins forces again with HCAF for its annual film festival, co-hosting five films at Sundance Cinemas and the nearby Architecture Center.
2016 Theme and Films:
To Dwell: An Architectural Film Festival
From the earliest days of human civilization, dwelling has been an elemental condition of architectural design and construction. As spaces are inhabited to shelter our lives and everyday objects, residential design continues to evolve within contemporary architectural practices. Through a curated selection of films addressing our relationships with intimate spaces, we are proud to present the 2016 Architecture Film Festival. Please join us as we explore the practice of dwelling-its poetry, theory, satire, romance, and experience-through the following films:
The Architect 11/11 - At Sundance
Provenance 11/12 - Menil Collection
Gray Matters 11/14 - At ArCH
It Was Not My Dream (short) 11/16 - At ArCH
The Land of Many Palaces 11/16 - At ArCH
The Infinite Happiness 11/17 - At ArCH