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Movie Ticket Giveaway for the Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series

December 16: My Architect: A Son's Journey. Trailer. Louis Kahn's teaching career began at Yale University in 1947. Kahn was elected a FAIA in 1953. He was named Professor of Architecture and Planning at MIT in 1962 and Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. In 1974, Kahn died of a heart attack in a men's restroom in New York's Pennsylvania Station. He went unidentified for three days because he had crossed out the home address on his passport. He had just returned from a work trip to Bangladesh, and despite his long career, he was deeply in debt when he died. In 2003, Kahn's son Nathaniel Kahn released this Oscar-nominated biographical documentary about his father which gives glimpses of the architecture while focusing on talking to the people who knew him: family, friends, and colleagues. It includes interviews with renowned architect contemporaries such as B. V. Doshi, Frank Gehry, Ed Bacon, Philip Johnson, I. M. Pei, and Robert A. M. Stern, but also an insider's view of Kahn's unusual family arrangements. The unusual manner of his death is used as a point of departure and a metaphor for Kahn's unusual life.

The Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series, featuring hard-to-find films about Modernist architects and architecture, returns next month to the Galaxy Cinema in Cary. The series is sponsored by the nonprofit historic preservation group Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) and Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture.

Starting November 8 at 11 a.m., TMH will announce a secret location on its Facebook page. TMH Founder George Smart will be there at noon and the first 10 people who meet him receive a pair of free tickets to My Architect on December 16. Where’s George? giveaways continue on the TMH Facebook page each Monday at 11 a.m. through November 29.

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About The Movie Series
The series features one film per month from December 16 through March 17, starting with “My Architect: A Son’s Journey,” the Oscar-nominated biographical documentary by Nathaniel Kahn on the life and work of his illustrious father, Louis Kahn, FAIA. On January 13, TMH will screen “Sketches of Frank Gehry.” “Koolhaas HouseLife” will be the featured film on February 17. The final film on March 17 is “Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee & The Spirit of the Rural Studio.” Tickets to the Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series are $27.95 for the whole series, $7.95 per movie in advance and $9 at the door.

Along with Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture, other movie sponsors include Kontek, LightTech Architectural Lighting Design, Foundation, Center Studio Architecture, blueplate pr, Tonic Design+Construction, The Splinter Group and Blok Architecture.

The series is open to the public. For more information on the Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series and to secure advance tickets, visit

The Galaxy Cinema is located at 770 Cary Towne Boulevard. For more information visit

For more information on Triangle Modernist Houses, visit

About Triangle Modernist Houses
Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit established in 2007 to restoring and growing modernist architecture in the Triangle. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism. TMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the Triangle’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations. Visit the website at TMH also has an active community on Facebook.

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