CRACKING THE FRAME – DESIGN IS ONE: LELLA & MASSIMO VIGNELLI

In October the focus is on design with the Dutch premiere of DESIGN IS ONE.

L & M, L frontal

23 October 2013, 19.30h at Rialto Amsterdam

DESIGN IS ONE: LELLA & MASSIMO VIGNELLI

Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra
US | 2012 | 80 min

“We like to do design that affects millions of people.” – Massimo Vignelli

For more than 40 years, the name Vignelli has been a powerhouse associated to anything from products to corporate identities in the world of graphic design.
From their first steps in the 60s to their move to New York, Massimo and Lella Vignelli have built their extraordinary career following their own motto: “if you can’t find it, design it”.

The Vignellis’ belief that a designer should be able to design everything (‘design is one’) allowed them to create timeless and visually powerful works, ranging freely from subway maps to coffee cups.
At the same time their achievements in different fields such as product design, corporate identity, graphics, exhibition, interior, and furniture design has earned them worldwide respect and numerous international awards.

Through archival footage and interviews with colleagues and critics, DESIGN IS ONE chronicles the creative process of the Italian duo, bringing us into the work and everyday moments of the Vignellis’ world and capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.
Opening film at the 2012 New York Design and Architecture Film Festival.

“For a design fan of any pedigree, Design is One is not to be missed.” – Dwell.com

“A love letter about modern design and the Vignelli couple’s 50-year marriage.” – The Atlantic

“An ode to the prolific husband-and-wife team.” – Art Info

Cracking the Frame

A monthly program featuring an international selection of critically acclaimed art related documentaries and artists’ films.

Cracking the Frame focuses on the creative intersection between art and film through experimental documentaries and cinematic portraits of the life and work of established contemporary artists, filmmakers, writers and global thinkers.

Each film is theatrically unreleased in The Netherlands and will be screened in English or with English subtitles.

About christianpazzaglia

I am a professional film programmer and multimedia curator based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). I was born in Piacenza in 1974 and moved to The Netherlands in 1999. Since 2006, I am active as film programmer for film festivals and as curator of special audiovisual events for several festivals, cinemas, cultural venues, institutions and musea in The Netherlands and abroad. I am the founder of Cracking the Frame, the only regular program dedicated to art documentaries in The Netherlands and the artistic director of Cracking the Frame Presents, an expanded version of the program. I am also the co-founder of Plein les Yeux, the only French and Francophone film festival in The Netherlands. In 2007, I co-founded the live cinema project |Cine|Sonic|, a multimedia platform aimed at presenting silent and experimental films and videoart compositions with new electro-acoustic scores, with shows presented at Lowlands festival, 5 Days Off, EYE Film Institute, IDFA, Imagine Film Festival, Transylvania International Film Festival, Paradiso, Trouw and more. From 2008 to end 2010 I was Head of Cinema for SMART Project Space (now LAB111) in Amsterdam, managing and programming its two cinemas. Since 2011 I work as freelance programmer for a number of Amsterdam cinemas (EYE Film Institute, Rialto, De Balie, Uitkijk, Ketelhuis, Melkweg) and film festivals (Noordelijk Film Festival, PLAY Music & Film Festival / IDFA, See Me Hear Me, Balkan Snapshots..) and from January 2013 to June 2014 I was in charge of special film programs at Natlab/Plaza Futura in Eindhoven. Since 2016 I am programming Imagine Film Festival, one of the longer-running Dutch film festivals, and coordinating the programs of l’Échappée Belle, a newly established French cinémathèque based in Amsterdam.

Posted on September 24, 2013, in Art, Cracking the Frame, Film Premiere, Film Programming, Special Screening, Uncategorized, Visual Arts and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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