The riba is about to shout 'action!' on 'Framed iii', the third in its successful series of screenings of films and talks about architecture on celluloid.
The events - held at the riba, the Lux Cinema in Shoreditch and the cinema at Channel Four headquarters - will start with Frank Lloyd Wright (1998) directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, on 9 March at the institute's architecture gallery. This is followed, again at the riba, by Public Housing, a piece on inner urban life in Chicago, directed by us documentary-maker Frederick Wiseman. Portland Place is also staging two talks: at the first, on 2 March, aj columnist Katherine Shonfield presents 'Walls have Feelings', on what cinema can tell us about architecture; at the second, on 23 March, film-maker Murray Grigor discusses his oeuvre, including his most recent work on the architecture of Carlo Scarpa. All events start at 18.30. Tickets for screenings and talks are £5.50 but riba members get into the talks for £4, concessions for £3, £2 for riba student members. The riba is also using its newly developed ground-floor 'av room' during March to show films on architecture by film-makers and students of architecture at Cambridge University.
Screenings at C4 on Horseferry Road in London begin on 11 March with If the Walls Could Speak, directed and introduced by Daniela Zanzotto, a documentary on racism, the Holocaust and the La Muette council estate in Drancy, Paris. On 18 March, it is screening The Silences of the Palace, directed by Moufida Tlatli. The film, set in Tunisia in the 1950s, concerns the imprisonment of women servants. Both C4 films start at 18.30 and tickets cost £5.50. riba and C4 tickets can be bought from 0171 307 3699, recorded information on 0171 307 3770.
From 18-21 March, the Lux Cinema in Shoreditch has a programme including, on 20 March at 19.00, 'At Home in the City' - a series of shorts from directors including Jem Cohen, Cordelia Swann and Stan Brakhage. There will also be a series of short films from last year's festival of architecture and film in Graz, Austria, at 21.00. On 21 March at 19.00 Lux is showing Surreal Spaces: the animation of the brothers Quay, at 21.00 Maya Lin: a strong clear vision introduced by Joe Kerr, and, in an extra date on 25 March at 21.00, a short programme of four films, called 'virtual geographies'.
Tickets and information (recorded message) from 0171 684 0201.