Directed by Nathaniel Kahn (USA, 2003, 116 minutes.).
When celebrated architect Louis I. Kahn died suddenly in 1974 he left behind a legacy of designing iconic buildings. He also left a trail of broken promises and secrets—including Nathaniel, his 11-year-old illegitimate son. Released in 2003 and remastered in 4K for its 20th anniversary this year, My Architect is a heartbreaking yet humorous journey of a son’s attempt to reconnect with his father through his work. Filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn invites viewers on a spiritual journey from the men’s room of Penn Station to the bustling streets of Bangladesh and Jerusalem, along the way meeting renowned architects, Louis’s coworkers, and members of Louis’s other hidden families. The Academy Award-nominated My Architect is a universal exploration of identity and a celebration of art and life itself.
Followed by a live virtual conversation with Director and Film Subject Nathaniel Kahn, moderated by BJF Artistic Director Lisa Gossels.