“City Dreamers effectively draws parallels between urban life and the women’s movement to encourage audiences to expand their way of thinking outside of restrictive and outdated definitions. It’s 2019: our ways need to change.” – POV Magazine
6.15pm | Friday 25 October | Cinema Nova
ABOUT THE FILM
Joseph Hillel | Canada | 2018 | 81 mins
City Dreamers offers a lively celebration of four ground-breaking female architects – Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Denise Scott Brown, and Cornelia Oberlander – as they re-imaged urban design and development, long before this was popular.
With a shared vision for creating more socially just cities, these women achieved great advances in green spaces, heritage conservation and pedestrian-friendly design – continuing to inspire and inform city-planning today.
However, while an important tribute to their work which spans seven decades, City Dreamers also charts the fight for recognition, despite working alongside the biggest names in 20th Century architecture.
Featuring intimate interviews, captivating archival footage and elegant modernist architecture, City Dreamers rejoices in the careers of these pioneering women, creating a vibrant and intelligent film which is sure to inspire.
This screening will be followed by a discussion with the following panellists.
Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.