2003. USA. Nathaniel Kahn. 116 min.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2003. USA. Written and directed by Nathaniel Kahn. 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 twentieth century. He left behind a brilliant legacy of intensely powerful and spiritual buildings— geometric compositions of brick, concrete, and light. Kahn’s 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 illegitimate children by two women with whom he maintained long-term relation-ships. 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. 116 min.
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