$22 full / $17.50 concession / $15.50 student / $14 senior / further discounts for Lido/Classic Members


Sun 27 Mar
2:00 pm – 3:20 pm


Classic Cinema
9 Gordon St, 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia


Assistance Animals Welcome Wheelchair Access

Magical Imperfection
Magical Imperfection
Magical Imperfection
Magical mperfection
Photo: Scott Calbeck
Magical Imperfection
Magical Imperfection
Photo: Scott Calbeck

MDW FILM FESTIVAL: MAGICAL IMPERFECTION: The Life And Architecture Of Raymond Moriyama Past Event

Presented by MDW Film Festival

Dir: Scott Calbeck / 58mins / Canada / 2020
Architecture & Design Film Festival: Official Selection
Architecture as Film Festival: Official Selection
Fine Arts Festival: Jury Prize
Milan Design Festival: Official Selection
Australian Premiere

Magical Imperfection tells the inspirational story of world-renowned Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama. Imprisoned in his own country during the 1940s because of his race, Ray found the strength to combat injustice by devoting his career to social justice and equality. Ray has applied his visionary architectural approach to numerous projects including the Bata Shoe Museum, Saudi Arabian National Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Reference Library, Canadian Embassy in Tokyo and the Canadian War Museum. Such highly visible projects consistently earn praise for their attention to the needs and purposes of the people who use them. He has received some of the highest professional honors including the Confederation of Canada Medal, the RAIC Gold Medal, honorary degrees from ten Canadian universities, and the Order of Canada.

The Melbourne Design Week Film Festival is curated by Richard Sowada.