Anyone with an interest in the built environment should get along to the Scalloway Marine College on Tuesday evening (tomorrow) to see 'My Architect', being screened by Shetland Film Club as the opening film of the Bricks in Flicks film season, as part of Power of Place, Shetland's Celebration of Architecture and Place.
Louis Kahn was one of the greatest architects of the 20th century: a mystic, an artist, a man of the world. Everyone knew Louis Kahn - except his son.
‘My Architect’ is a tale of love and art, betrayal and forgiveness in which the illegitimate son of a legendary artist undertakes a five year worldwide exploration to understand his long dead father. Louis I. Kahn, who died in 1974, is considered by many architectural historians to have been the most important American architect of the second half of the 20th century. A Jewish immigrant who overcame poverty and the effects of a devastating childhood accident, Kahn created a handful of intensely powerful and spiritual buildings - geometric compositions of brick, concrete and light. This film represents Nathaniel Kahn’s quest to understand and appreciate the work of his late father, to explore the thinking behind his stark yet spiritual designs, and to reclaim a filial connection with the complex, contradictory man.
Tickets cost £4.50 and £3.50 and are available at the door.