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Helms Bakery Partners With The Architecture & Design Film Festival
April 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
On Thursday, April 23rd at 6:00 pm, Helms Bakery partners with the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) and AIA, Los Angeles to bring you you a series of films and conversations that explore how art, architecture and design influence our daily lives.
Join us for a tour of our newest showroom Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Son, enjoy some light refreshments, as well as a Q & A with the film’s Director immediately following the screening.
Seating is limited. Please rvsp for Christiania – 40 Years of Occupation here. CEU credit available for Architects
6:00pm Reception in the Carl Hansen & Son Showroom
6:30pm Film Screening
7:45pm Q & A with Christiania Director, Robert Lawson and Kyle Bergman, AIA, ADFF Festival Director
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Free Parking is located at the Valet at Helms Avenue and Venice Boulevard.
Christiania – 40 Years of Occupation
2014 / 76 minutes / USA
Directed by Robert Lawson & Richard Jackman
About the Film
Christiania – 40 Years of Occupation is a film that tells the story of a squatter community occupying an abandoned military base in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Christiania was born in 1971 when youthful idealism and a severe housing shortage incited hundreds of young people to occupy 85 acres of deserted brick buildings, woods, ramparts and canals as their home. Finding it politically unpopular to evict the young settlers, the Danish government declared Christiania a “short-term social experiment”. Over forty years later, Christiania is still standing.
Through interviews with longtime Christiania residents and police and government officials, Christiania – 40 Years of Occupation explores consensus democracy, alternative building methods, drug policy and Scandinavian culture in a provocative and often humorous character study of this fascinating community.