RIBA/Design Museum Film Screening 'My Architect'
RIBA and the Design Museum partner to present a one-off screening of My Architect
The American architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the Twentieth Century. He created buildings of monumental beauty, including The Yale Center for British Art, The Salk Institute, Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He also had an unusual personal life, leaving behind three families when he died of a heart attack in a Penn Station bathroom.
In this celebrated documentary film his son Nathaniel Kahn travels the world visiting his father’s buildings, colleagues, students and family. Featuring interviews with many giants of modern architecture, including Frank Gehry, Muzharul Islam, I.M. Pei, Anne Tyng and Philip Johnson, this film provides unique insight into the life, creativity, buildings and influence of an extraordinary architect.
My Architect was nominated for the 2003 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
'Spellbinding…a Citizen Kane-like meditation' New York Magazine
'A deeply personal film of great intelligence' The Guardian
'One of the best films of this, or any year!' Hot Ticket
This event is supported by Swarovski.