Architecture in Film

Date: Oct 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Theatre
Special Film Festival

October 2 – 7 marks NL Architecture Week.  Join us along with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects for two evenings of Architecture in Film at The Rooms.

Director / Writer / Producer Christopher Nolan U.K. 2010

Inception (107 minutes) demonstrates architecture’s power to influence our perspective of the world around us. The film makes the design process an essential part of the story – without the architect, the shared dream space cannot exist. The shared dream world the film creates allows it to realize paradoxical architecture and urban design (think of the drawings of M.C. Escher) and creates a metaphor for filmmaking itself – we as the audience experience the impossible as though it was real.

The story follows Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a former architect turned thief who is skilled at extracting information from people’s subconscious by entering his target’s dreams. When Cobb is hired to attempt to ‘plant’ an idea into a victim’s mind, the audience is whisked through a wide array of spectacular built environments, both real and imagined, ranging from ancient Japanese castles and Moroccan souks to the modernist spaces and urban fabric of Paris.

Peter Blackie will be on hand to introduce the film and to offer a short Q&A following the film.

This is a free event, but seating is limited so please reserve your free ticket by clicking "Buy Tickets" or by calling 757-8090.