Keswick Film Club - My Architect

Sunday 20th February 5:00 PM

My Architect 

Director: Nathaniel Kahn Country: USA
Cert: PG Year: 2003 Length: 116 mins

Audience Reaction

Score: 75.49% Attendance: 77

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  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Synopsis

Louis I Kahn ranks among America's greatest modern architects, yet his refusal to compromise resulted in many unfulfilled projects by the time of his sudden heart attack at Penn Station, New York in 1974.

Unknown to his 'official' family he had also fathered children by two other women. Among them is Nathaniel Kahn, director and narrator of this unique celluloid collision of therapy and celebration, which asks whether his father's social stature could excuse or even explain such destructive behaviour.

Above all this is a fascinating, touching human story: when was the last time you cried at an architecture documentary?

Audience Award, Chicago IFF, 2003

Critics

open_quote a tremendous American documentary. . toughly cerebral, unbearably emotional close_quote Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian



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