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My Father the Genius

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4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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Product Description

When estranged father, dreamer, and visionary architect Glen Howard Small bequeaths his daughter the task of writing his biography, she answers instead with a provocative film about his precarious career and thorny private life. At 31, Glen Small, founder and faculty member of the internationally acclaimed Southern California Institute of Architecture, was a rising star. At 61, he can barely pay his bills.

In the tradition of My Architect and The Royal Tenenbaums, filmmaker Lucia Small digs deep to explore the delicate tension between her father's obligations to family and his life-long passion to "save the world through architecture."

Review

"An intensely personal and risk taking film." -- --Alan Deutschman, Salon.com

"Brilliant!...

A real-life The Royal Tenenbaums." -- -Peter Keough, The Boston Phoenix

"HILARIOUS AND HEART-WRENCHING." -- --Scott Foundas, Variety --Scott Foundas, Variety

"PoIGNANT, QUIRKY, HILARIOUS." -- --Louise Kennedy, The Boston Globe --Louise Kennedy, The Boston Globe


Special features

  • Filmmaker and Father interview
  • 1970's Mini-Movie: Super-8 Biomorphic Biosphere film with commentary by architect Glen Small
  • Architects on Glen Small: Includes interview with 2005 Pritzker-winner Thom Mayne
  • Photo Gallery: Narrated slide-show
  • Sundance Channel¹s Aftereffect
  • Genius II Teaser
  • Scene Selections
  • Closed Captioning

Product details

  • Directors: Lucia Small
  • Producers: Lucia Small
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Metro Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 10, 2007
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000MTEFQ4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,616 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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