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Films with: Diller, Elizabeth

Diller Scofidio + Renfro reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line ; produced by Edgar Howard ; directed by Muffie Dunn & Tom Piper.
Between 2004 and 2011, the firm, in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations, converted the derelict High Line railroad tracks on the city's West Side into a sophisticated 1.5 elevated urban park. From early 2003 to 2010, DS + R redesigned Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard School, built a free-standing, grass-covered pavilion that houses a destination restaurant (the Lincoln) and a public lawn, and inventively modified the public spaces connecting the complex's existing buildings. As architecture critic Martin Filler states in the film, "Both the High Line and Lincoln Center have had a really euphoric effect on life in New York. So it's populism of a very high order" ... Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro's intelligent commentary is complemented by remarkable cinematography and engaging interviews with New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden and other civic figures. Critics and theorists Mark Wigley, Anthony Vidler, and Mr. Filler offer insights into the firm's history, their important works, and their unique process of reimagining the public identities of two major New York urban spaces-- Container.
DVD 11231
Regular or super
Featuring stylish cinematography and an evocative jazz score, REGULAR OR SUPER illustrates many of Mies' classic buildings -- including a Montreal gas station built in the '60s -- combining these striking facades with observations from some architecture superstars, including Rem Koolhaas, Elizabeth Diller and Phyllis Lamber, which are interlaced with anecdotes from customers and neighbors of the gas station, plus comments from his biographer and family members.
DVD 9725