Urbanized

Time:

  • 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • January 13, 2012

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
  • 815 E. Olive Avenue

Synopsis

This American independent documentary frames a global discussion on the future of cities. Who is allowed to shape our cities? How do they do it? And how does the design of our cities affect our lives? The movie explores a diverse range of urban design projects in dozens of cities around the world, from massive infrastructure to temporary interventions. Featuring some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers, including the extraordinary citizens who have affected change in their communities. Directed by Gary Hustwit, it is the final documentary in his design film trilogy that includes “Helvetica” and “Objectified.”

Screening sponsor:
Creative Fresno
Directed by Gary Hustwit
USA, Blu-ray
In English

Reviews

Hustwit has made an invigorating film out of a subject with no flesh or blood, and yet speaks so much to the way we live.
Stephen Saito, Premiere Magazine
A digestible, globetrotting primer on the future of cities filled with bracingly plainspoken professionals and practical optimism.
Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
Hustwit gorgeously enhances the talking-head commentaries of architects, policymakers, and other progressive thinkers with spatially clean, static-camera compositions — this time in God’s-eye panoramas of earth’s ant farm.
Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
Hustwit has made an invigorating film out of a subject with no flesh or blood, and yet speaks so much to the way we live.
Stephen Saito, Premiere Magazine
A digestible, globetrotting primer on the future of cities filled with bracingly plainspoken professionals and practical optimism.
Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
Hustwit gorgeously enhances the talking-head commentaries of architects, policymakers, and other progressive thinkers with spatially clean, static-camera compositions — this time in God’s-eye panoramas of earth’s ant farm.
Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.