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UrbanEye Film Festival 2016 is about to start

     The 2016 edition of UrbanEye Film Festival is to take place between 16 - 20 November, at Cinema Elvira Popescu and Cinematheque Eforie of Bucharest.
     The Festival is to open its third edition with a documentary focusing on an extremely actual issue – the cultural destructions during wars – raising a series of significant questions. The screening of The Destruction of Memory will be held on Wednesday, 16 November, from 19:30 at Cinema Elvira Popescu.
     The busy programme for the next four days of UrbanEye Film Festival includes documentaries in premiere, divided into four sections - Memory, At Home, Water and Portraits of Architects – special screenings, talks with experts and a competition for films describing Romanian architectural-urban realities.
     During the second festival day, on Thursday, 17 November, the viewers will have the opportunity to see, at Cinema Elvira Popescu, Autopcity, a documentary about a city drifting apart, Chișinău, followed by a talk with director Ștefan Rusu. The day will carry on with H2Omx, which reveals the water crisis in Mexico City, and with a talk with Professor Anton Anton on urban hydraulics. The evening will end with an incursion in a refugee camp: A Walnut Tree.
     On Friday, 18 November, Cinema Elvira Popescu will host the screenings of the first films in competition. The programme will be completed by Lost Rivers and by a talk with Teodor Frolu about the potential of Dâmbovița River in Bucharest, and by Fallen City, to be followed by a talk with the members of Alert – Awareness issues related to seismic risk in Bucharest, as well as by two films in the section Portraits of Architects: Getting Frank Gehry and Amare Gio Ponti.
     On Saturday, 19 November, the day held at Cinema Elvira Popescu is dedicated to the competition and to granting the UrbanEye Award, but also to the two documentaries The W.I.N.D. House and The Oyler House: Richard Neutra’s Desert Retreat. The evening will end at Cinematheque Eforie, with one of the most awaited-for screenings of this edition, The Infinite Happiness.
     The last day of festival, Sunday, 20 November, will start at Cinema Elvira Popescu with the screenings of the films made by high-schoolers within the workshop „My first documentary film”. The programme also includes the screening Golescu Crafts, followed by a Q&A session with design historian design Mirela Duculescu and architects Ruxandra Sacaliș and Veronica Olariu, but also the film Mayors for Ten Minutes. Part of Actopolis-Bucureşti-Sud, followed by a Q&A session with director Vlad Petri, Evelin Hust, director of Goethe Institute of Bucharest, and with Ștefan Ghenciulescu. During the second part of the day, the viewers are expected to Franco’s Promise and The Babushkas of Chernobyl. UrbanEye 2016 will wrap up at Cinematheque Eforie with Watermark.
     To jury to grant the Best Film Awards is made up of Ileana Bârsan (critic and cinema educator), Manuel Toledo Otaegui (founde of Arqfilmfest Santiago, Chile and founder of ArchFilmFest London) and Dorin Ștefan (architect).
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