My Architect: A Son’s Journey (2003)

This is an excellent documentary film. The director, Nathaniel Kahn is the son of American architect, Louis Kahn. He examines his father’s architectural work, some bizarre family relationships and some of the mysteries behind Louis Kahn.

Nathaniel Kahn never really knew his father (who died 25 years ago) and goes on a search to find out who he really was. For five years he traveled the world to examine his father’s buildings and talk to former colleagues. I think the results are fascinating.

The production value is exceptional with some great archival footage and a nice score. There is a nice Q&A feature on the DVD that gives you some great background information. If you enjoy documentary films then put this one on your list of required viewing.

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