Year: 2006
USA: Magnolia Pictures
Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis, Isabella Rossellini, Hayden Panettiere, Sebastian Stan, Paul James, Serena Reeder, Malcolm Goodwi, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Walton Goggins, Duane Mclaughlin, Constance Wu, Lauren Hodges, David Call, James O'toole, Tijuana Ricks, Eisa Davis, Julius Tennon, Lilias White
Director: Matt Tauber
Country: USA
USA: 81 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some sexual content
USA Release Date: 1 December 2006 (Limited Release)
USA DVD Release Date: 5 December 2006

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THE ARCHITECT, starring Anthony LaPaglia in the title role along with Isabella Rossellini and Viola Davis, is a harrowing and ultimately human story of two very different families. Leo Waters (LaPaglia) is an idealistic architect and patriarch of an affluent, suburban Chicago family. Tonya Neeley (Davis) is a pragmatic activist who is trying to keep her family together while living in one of the city's most drug and crime-infested public housing projects. As part of her ongoing campaign to have the projects torn down and decent housing built in its place, Tonya decides that the one signature she needs more than any other on her petition is that of the projects' original architect, Leo Waters.

Based on David Greig's stage play of the same title, THE ARCHITECT is written and directed by Matt Tauber, founder of Kitchen Theatre Company.

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