Thursday 8th Mar 2018
– Friday 9th Mar 2018
Th, 7–9pm; F, 7–8:30pm
Put on by SIFF, Space.City
Space.City presents Big Time (2017), a new documentary film about Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, one of the lead designers for the Seattle Central Library.
Big Time is a portrait of the high-flying young architect, starting from the point that he opens the New York offices of his architectural firm BIG. His design for a new World Trade Center has a chance of becoming reality.
The film follows Ingels through a hectic period in which he's struggling with both professional and personal problems. In his absence, his office in Denmark is running into trouble, and during an exam after suffering a concussion, doctors discover a small tumor in his brain. The backbone of the documentary is formed by mini-master classes in which Ingels passionately explains how he arrives at his designs—a combination of optimistically philosophical and architectural considerations. The camera also observes the architect in his incredibly busy daily life: he shuttles between visits and building sites, discussions about work, awkward meetings with dissatisfied Danish staff and appointments at the hospital. It becomes clear that his great success comes at a high price.
The screening on March 8th will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Kaspar Astrup Schröder.
Use promo code BIG18 for $2 discount as a supporter of Space.City.