MDW FILM FESTIVAL: Robin Hood Gardens
Past Event

MDW FILM FESTIVAL: Robin Hood Gardens

Presented by RMIT Culture


Sun 21 May 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Classic Cinemas
Sat 27 May 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Lido Cinemas


Booking required


Lido Cinemas / Classic Cinemas


Accessible bathroom Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Australian Premiere

The now-demolished council estate Robin Hood Gardens often occupies opposing positions within the architectural imagination. Was Alison and Peter Smithson’s 1972 brutalist contribution to the London cityscape a misunderstood masterpiece or a well-intentioned failure? Fifty years on, filmmakers Thomas Beyer and Adrian Dorschner capture the building in all its glory right before the wrecking ball brings an end to the Smithson’s magnum opus. While the controversial East London council estate is honoured at the Venice Biennale, the film revisits the building’s critics, champions and the inhabitants themselves, to determine the true legacy of this concrete utopia. Robin Hood Gardens is dead. Long live Robin Hood Gardens.

Dir: Adrian Dorschner & Thomas Beyer / Year: 2022 / Country: Germany / Duration: 90mins

Architecture and Design Film Festival – Official Selection

Curated by Richard Sowada.

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