ArCH Film Festival: Aquarius (2016) and Unknown New York: The City that Women Built (2018)
Sponsored by Women in Architecture Houston and W.S. Bellows
November 15, 2018
122 College of Architecture Building
Houston, TX 77204
Brought to you by the ArCH Film Festival
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
A 65-year old widow and retired music critic, born into a wealthy and traditional family in Brazil, is the last resident of the Aquarius (2016), an original two-story building built in the 1940s. All the neighboring apartments in the upper class village have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for the building. Clara is determined to stay there for the remainder of her days, and she engages in a cold war of sorts with the company. While this tension disturbs her, it provides an edge to her daily routine, and causes her to reflect on her loved ones, her past and her future.
Director: Beverly Willis, FAIA
Written and directed by architect Beverly Willis FAIA, Unknown New York: The City That Women Built (2018) presents 234 selected Manhattan projects designed, engineered, or developed by women. With dazzling color images and a historical narrative, 'Unknown New York' celebrates the contributions of the women that have shaped the rich and complex urban fabric of New York City.
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