My Architect: A Son's Journey
My Architect: A Son's Journey (2004)

My Architect is filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn's intimate exploration of his father's life. Louis Kahn, the renowned architect, was found dead in Penn Station in 1974. He died in massive debt. His obituary in The New York Times mentioned… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A moving and enlightening documentary about architect Louis Kahn.

Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

The young Kahn is not a graceful filmmaker. Yet the subject matter is engrossing for anyone interested in architecture and also one of its greatest practitioners.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The finest achievement of My Architect is the way the son locates the light of his father's personality.

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

Overall [Nathaniel Kahn's] attempt to find his father in his buildings, scars and all, is credible and well-paced, with neat visual rhymes that circle back to points raised earlier.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Isn't a bad place to begin if you're curious about architecture and don't know much about Louis Kahn.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

It is a stunning work that captures with elegance -- and touches of lyricism -- the challenge of finding the man through the artist.

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Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

What makes this movie riveting is not its subject, but the huge hole evident in the biographer's soul, a space he desperately tries to fill by speaking with those once close to his father.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

By the end of My Architect, Kahn has learned that the central contradiction of his father's life can't be resolved -- and that realization becomes the filmmaker's solace and the film's triumph.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

My Architect contrasts personal history and public legacy to captivating effect.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fascinating -- if somewhat overlong -- documentary.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Adriel Lim
Deeply moving, the poignant and moving documentary I wanted about Louis Kahn, poet, philosopher, architect and inevitably, as a man. This one I will be looking… More
John Ballantine
Terribly dull at times. Frankly, this man shouldn't be sharing his architect.
Conner Rainwater
I'm sorry, but this was just too long and extremely uninteresting. Yes, Louis Kahn was a great architect, but it doesn't mean he is warranted a… More
Lesley N
Interesting documentary about the illegitimate son of famous architect Louis Kahn, rediscovering the father he barely knew through interviews with former… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"My Architect: A Son's Journey" is a documentary by and about Nathaniel Kahn on an emotional odyssey seeking to understand… More
Laura Cameron
A son's quest to know his father, architect Louis I. Khan, as a man and as an artist. His father was often absent as Nathaniel and his mom were the other… More

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