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Big Time

Wednesday December 06 | 6:00pm
St. John the Evangelist Church

Rules & Guidelines

cocktails & hors d'oeuvres served
community event
open bar

6:00PM - 7:00PM: Pre-film party in Guild Hall at St. John the Evangelist Church with libations by Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet, small bites by Blackstone Caterers, & live music by Randy Robbins

7:00PM - 8:30PM: Big Time film screening inside St. John the Evangelist Church

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"Big Time, a Portrait of an Architect as Superstar" - New York Times

A "gorgeous film... informed by that same charm and intelligence the way a sailboat is informed by 7 knots of westerly breeze." - Village Voice

This might be the mantra by which the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels lives. Bjarke is a proclaimed genius worldwide, but nevertheless, he leads a life, which leaves little room for privacy. Perhaps because of this, he values it highly and works hard to protect it. The danish director Kaspar Astrup Schröder has followed the Danish star-architect over the course of five years. Most people know Bjarke Ingels for his work, but the film BIG TIME gets up and close to the person that is Bjarke Ingels. What has been the cost of his success? With whom has he chosen to share it? What about love? Does his life leave any room for it? These are some of the questions that the film focuses on - questions that surround everyone in contemporary society. What happens when your health is threatened? What does the success and hard work mean then?

Bjarke Ingels started out as a young man dreaming of creating cartoons. Now, he has been named “one of architecture’s biggest stars” by The Wall Street Journal. BIG TIME follows Bjarke during th course of 5 years (2011-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke’s creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails, and we are on the side when his personal life starts putting pressure on him, too.

Bjarke Ingels’ company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been given the task of designing and building one of the skyscrapers, which will replace the Twin Towers, which collapsed on the 11th of September 2001 in Manhattan. While Bjarke is creating a building, which will change the New York skyline, he is hit by health-related issues. The Film offers an intimate look into the innovative and ambitious Danish architect, whom the entire world is celebrating as a genius.

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93 minutes
Director(s): Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Producer(s): Sara Stockmann