A film festival devoted to architecture and design - March 12-16th

In the movies, you see architecture and design generally play a supporting role. They provide the backdrop to complement the mood of the story and the characters.

Sometimes however, those things take a starring role, in films where the story IS the design and architecture… and the hope, passion and tears that go into creating objects and buildings.

More than two dozen such films will be featured in the Architecture and Design Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Frances Anderton is host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture and she joined KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis with a preview.