My Architect - 20th Anniversary Restoration

Special Event
  • a child looking at a buildinga child looking at a building
  • a child and their fathera child and their father
  • multiple floors of a librarymultiple floors of a library

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Feb 15 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Feb 22 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Feb 25 11:30 AM
Film Info
Runtime:116
Copyright:2003
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Nathaniel Kahn

Description

A new restoration of the Academy Award-nominated My Architect, which received rapturous reviews when it first opened at New York’s Film Forum nearly 20 years ago. Louis Kahn, who in 1974 died bankrupt and alone in New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, is considered by many architectural historians to be the most important architect of the second half of the 20th century. He left behind a brilliant legacy of intensely powerful and spiritual buildings, geometric compositions of brick, concrete and light. Kahn’s dramatic death laid bare a complex personal life of secrets and broken promises: he led not a double, but a triple life. In addition to his wife and daughter, there were two non-marital children by two women with whom he maintained long-term relationships. In My Architect, one of these children, Kahn’s only son, Nathaniel, sets out on an epic journey to reconcile his father’s life and work. Discover this secretive, peripatetic man—a dynamo who gave selflessly to his art—but whose relationships were left on the drawing board, only to find completion in this wonderful film.

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