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My Architect: A Son's Journey

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
Director Nathaniel Kahn barely knew his father, but many throughout the world did. He was renowned architect Louis Kahn, who designed noteworthy buildings in California, Texas and even Bangladesh. Nathaniel explores his father's past, interviewing architects such as Frank O. Gehry, as well as members of the multiple families started by the philandering Louis. What emerges is a portrait of a brilliant but unreliable man whose creations, which are featured prominently in the film, still astound.

Cast: Sue Ann Kahn , Nathaniel Kahn , Louis Kahn , Philip Johnson , Frank O. Gehry , Priscilla Pattison , B.V. Doshi , Edwina Pattison Daniels

Director: Nathaniel Kahn

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: New Yorker Films

My Architect: A Son's Journey (2003)

Release Date: November 12th, 2003|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • A fascinating look at a bizarre man and a brilliant talent. But a good deal of the movie is described by its subtitle -- "A Son's Journey'' -- and to the extent it is, the movie sags. show more

  • Not only is it the best documentary in a vintage season for nonfiction films (see "American Splendor," "Capturing the Friedmans," and "Spellbound"), it's also one of the best films of the year. It's as lyrical about the particulars of Kahn as it is about the universals of fathers and sons. show more

  • Apparently Louis Kahn was not much of a father, raconteur or businessman. But he was a genius, and he left his mark on all the people whose lives he touched. show more

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