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CITY DREAMERS

  • Cinema Nova 380 Lygon Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

“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urban life and the women’s movement to encourage audiences to expand their way of thinking outside of restrictive and outdated definitions.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

Australian Premier

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.

PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

Earlier Event: October 24
MÁXIMA + OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Later Event: October 25
SWARM SEASON