category: Architecture and Film
film index: 13
film: My Architect: A Son's Journey
director: Nathaniel Kahn
writers: Nathaniel Kahn
playtime: 110 mins
Genre: documentary, drama
Cast: Luis I Kahn, Nathaniel Kahn, Frank gehry, vincent scully, BV doshi, Samsul Wares
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How could an architect of the stature of Louis Kahn, die alone, poor and abandoned in the service of a train station without being recognized for three days?
In this documentary, nominated for an Oscar in 2003, his son Nathaniel Kahn portrays the life of his father and shows his works. It was attended by renowned architects like BVDoshi, Frank Gehry, Philip Johnson, IM Pei, and Robert Stern, but also shows their complex family relationships and the unusual circumstances of her death.
Louis Kahn, whose original name was Itze-Leib (Leiser-Itze) Schmuilowsky (Schmalowski) was born in Kuressaare on the island of Estonia.
He had three families with three different women: his wife Esther, his colleague Anne Tyng and Harriet Pattison, Nathaniel's mother.
My Architect: A Son's Journey is a 2003 documentary film about the American architect Louis Kahn. Kahn led an extraordinary career and left three families behind when he died of a heart attack in a Penn Station bathroom.
The film was made by Louis Kahn's illegitimate son Nathaniel Kahn, and features interviews with many giants of modern architecture, including I.M. Pei, Anne Tyng and Philip Johnson. Throughout the film, Kahn visits all of his father's buildings including Yale Center for British Art, Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
My Architect was nominated for the 2003 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
imbd link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373175/
Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Architect
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