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16 Acres

The rebuilding of ground zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal project in recent American history. The struggle to develop these 16 acres has encompassed 11 years and over $20 billion.

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America Betrayed

Narrated by Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss, this searing documentary about the collapse of America's national infrastructure is both a cautionary tale for those who trust their government, and a wake-up call to Washington and Americans everywhere.

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Architecture of Doom, The

A Film by Peter Cohen. Featuring never-before-seen film footage of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime, this spectacular film shows the inner workings of the Third Reich and illuminates the Nazi aesthetic in art, architecture and popular culture.

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Art House

In this stunning documentary, photographer Don Freeman explores the homes designed and lived in by notable American artists, revealing the inventiveness derived from the dialogue between each artist's practice and the construction of their handmade homes.

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Concrete Love: The Architecture of the Böhm Family

Pritzker Prize laureate Gottfried Böhm is widely regarded as Germany’s preeminent architect. The son of a master builder of churches, he’s also the patriarch of a modern architecture dynasty to which his three sons belong.

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Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli

Two of the world’s most influential designers, Lella and Massimo Vignelli’s work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say they are known by everyone, even by those who don’t know their names.

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Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Insightfully narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is an intimate portrait of two of America's most important designers, the husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames.

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Führer Cult and Megalomania

By early in the 20th century Nuremberg was regarded as the most anti-Semitic city in Europe. By 1929 Hitler had decided to make it the "City of the Party Rallies" and a symbol representing the greatness of the German Empire.

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Herman's House

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in America - 40 years and counting in a 6-by-9-foot cell. This award-winning documentary reveals the remarkable expression his struggle finds in an unusual art project.

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Hole in a Fence, A

Chronicling the changing fortunes of Red Hook, Brooklyn, A Hole in a Fence explores the complicated issues of development, class and identity facing one of New York City’s most unique neighborhoods.

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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

A portrait of one of the world’s premier architects, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? follows Norman Foster’s unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.


Levitated Mass

Doug Pray's film is the story of a 340-ton boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The massive artwork is the latest 'land sculpture' by one of America's most exciting artists, Michael Heizer.

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Men at Lunch

Part homage, part investigation, Men at Lunch tells the story of "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," the iconic photograph taken during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and the unprecedented race to the sky and the workers that built New York.

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Moving Midway

Godfrey Cheshire's film about his family's Southern plantation - and the colossal feat of moving it to escape urban sprawl - is a thoughtful and witty look at how the racial legacy from the past continues into the present.

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New Rijksmuseum, The

In 2003, the ambitious renovation of The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam began. Home to masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others, the museum finally reopened five years later than expected, with costs exceeding half a billion dollars.

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Oyler House, The: Richard Neutra's Desert Retreat

In 1959, government employee Richard Oyler asked world-famous architect Richard Neutra to design his modest home. To Oyler's surprise, Neutra agreed and a friendship began that led to the construction of a modern masterpiece.

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Pruitt-Igoe Myth, The

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.

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Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

One of the most iconic structures ever conceived, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia is an astonishing architectural project first imagined by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. More than 125 years after construction began, La Sagrada Familia remains unfinished.

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Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island

As Fogo Island struggles to sustain its unique way of life in the face of a collapse of its fishing industry, architect Todd Saunders and social entrepreneur Zita Cobb's vision results in the building of strikingly original architecture that will become a catalyst for social change.

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Sukkah City

Sukkah City chronicles the architecture and design competition in New York City conceived by best-selling author Joshua Foer that explores the creative potential of the ancient Jewish sukkah.

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Surviving Progress

Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese and featuring such visionaries as Jane Goodall and Stephen Hawking, this film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie embedded in our own.

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Tiny: A Story About Living Small

Christopher buys a 5-acre plot of land in hopes of fulfilling a dream of building a home in the mountains of Colorado. With the support of his girlfriend, Merete, he sets out to build a Tiny House from scratch despite having no construction experience.

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Triumph of the Wall

As hilarious as it is meditative, Triumph of the Wall begins as a chronicle about the construction of a 1000-foot stone wall by a novice stonemason in rural Quebec. What is supposed to take eight weeks ends up as an eight year journey.