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Architecture & Design Film Festival Exclusive Sneak Preview

The Greene Space at WNYC joins the Architecture & Design Film Festival in celebrating the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design with a series of three exclusive sneak preview screenings of films with a local focus.  All films will be introduced by ADFF festival director Kyle Bergman and be followed by talkbacks moderated by The Takeaway.

→ The ADFF takes place at Cinepolis Chelsea from September 28 to October 2 with 30+ film screenings, panel discussions, director Q&As, a pop-up bookstore, and more. Learn more here.


Schedule and Tickets

All events are $15 and begin 7pm at The Greene Space at WNYC, located at 44 Charlton Street

'The Happy Film' Screening
Wed, September 7

Tonight we kick off our series of three sneak preview screenings of films with a local focus with The Happy Film. The movie follows graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister as he undergoes a series of self-experiments outlined by popular psychology to test once and for all if it’s possible for a person to have a meaningful impact on their own happiness.


The Architects: A Story of Loss, Memory and Real Estate
Thurs, September 15

Tonight we get a sneak preview of The Architects: A Story of Loss, Memory and Real Estate, a yet-to-be-completed film about the competition to rebuild the site of the World Trade Center after 9/11. We'll be joined by director Tom Jennings.


Design with Impact Film Screenings
Thurs, September 22

Tonight we get a sneak preview of two short films about sustainable design for underserved communities: 14+ Foundation, directed by Jenna Elizabeth, a film about the Chipakata Children's Academy in Zambia; and Designed to Heal a Mass Design project of a beautiful cholera clinic in Haiti. The screenings will be followed by a conversation about the state of this work in NYC and beyond.