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Q&A with MY ARCHITECT Filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn with author and architecture critic Paul Goldberger

Friday, April 7

NOTE: This screening is SOLD OUT.
A standby line will form at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Nathaniel Kahn is an American filmmaker. His documentary MY ARCHITECT (2003) — about his father, the architect Louis Kahn — was nominated for an Academy Award, two Independent Spirit Awards, and won the Directors Guild of America Award. His film TWO HANDS (2006) about the pianist Leon Fleisher was nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy. Kahn's documentary on the interaction between the worlds of art and commerce, THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING (2018) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast by HBO and was nominated for an Emmy. His film THE HUNT FOR PLANET B (2021) about NASA’s Webb Telescope premiered at SXSW, was broadcast by CNN and was nominated for an Emmy.

Paul Goldberger, who The Huffington Post has called “the leading figure in architecture criticism,” is now a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. He is the author of Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, published in late 2015 by Alfred A. Knopf. From 1997 through 2011 he served as the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, where he wrote the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City. He was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School. He began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism. In 2012 he received the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum in recognition of the influence his writing has had on the public’s understanding of architecture. In addition to his Gehry biography, he is the author of several books, including Why Architecture Matters, published by Yale University Press; Building Up and Tearing Down, a collection of his articles from The New Yorker; and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published by Taschen. He lectures widely around the country on architecture, design, historic preservation and cities. He is a graduate of Yale University, and is a trustee of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, the Forum for Urban Design, The New York Stem Cell Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C., where he also serves as chairman of the Advisory Council for The Glass House, a historic property of the National Trust. He resides in New York City. Read more.
Note: As a young reporter at The New York Times, Mr. Goldberger wrote the obituary for Louis I. Kahn when he died in Penn Station in 1974.


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