By Architecture & Design Film Festival (other events)

Wed, May 20 2020 8:00 PM EST Thu, May 21 2020 12:00 AM EST

The live streaming program will start at 8:00 pm ET with an introduction by Alison Fisher, associate curator of architecture and design, The Art Institute of Chicago. Then the feature film, GOFF, will be screened, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Britini Harris. The entire program will be about 110 minutes. ADFF will replay the program again at 8:00 pm PT. 

AIA Members can receive 1.5 AIA learning units for watching this program.


2019 / 96 min / USA
Director: Britini Harris

Bruce Goff was one of the greatest American architects of the 20th century. His unconventional perspective challenged stigmas about the Midwest’s inability to produce innovative work. A peer to Frank Lloyd Wright, his work had a profound influence on the next generation of architects, including Phillip Johnson and Frank Gehry. However, Goff’s willingness to explore original forms often solicited polarized perspectives of his work. As a result of establishing his practice in an otherwise conservative landscape and his unabashed desire to experiment with the possibilities of form, much of his work has been left to decay or forgotten altogether. GOFF explores the life of an iconoclast and chronicles the events that led to the destruction and renewed interest of his memory and dwellings.

ADFF:ONLINE is a way for the architecture and design community to remain engaged and experience specially-curated films during this “shelter-at-home” period. We hope this new online venue will serve as a virtual space for the professional design industry - and the broader community - to be together.