The Architect

Overview

Tonya Neely Viola Davis is a neighborhood activist on the south side of Chicago, trying to get her community to rally to tear down Eden Court, the dangerous housing project where she lives. After a family tragedy, she sent her youngest daughter, Cammie Serena Reeder, off to live with friends in a middle-class neighborhood, where she could go to a better school. Leo Waters Anthony LaPaglia, the architect who designed Eden Court many years ago, lives a seemingly idyllic life with his wife, Julia Isabella ...
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Overview

Tonya Neely Viola Davis is a neighborhood activist on the south side of Chicago, trying to get her community to rally to tear down Eden Court, the dangerous housing project where she lives. After a family tragedy, she sent her youngest daughter, Cammie Serena Reeder, off to live with friends in a middle-class neighborhood, where she could go to a better school. Leo Waters Anthony LaPaglia, the architect who designed Eden Court many years ago, lives a seemingly idyllic life with his wife, Julia Isabella Rossellini, his teenage daughter, Christina Hayden Panettiere, and his son, Martin Sebastian Stan, who has just returned home after dropping out of college. Leo's family is on the verge of a crisis. Julia's unhappiness with their marriage leads her to clean the house obsessively. Christina is only 15, but she is eager to explore her budding sexuality. Martin is understandably cynical about his home life, and confused about his own desires. When Tonya contacts Leo, hoping to convince him to sign the petition to tear down Eden Court, it sets a chain of events in motion that will force both families to confront the issues that they've tried so hard to avoid. The Architect, which also features performances by Paul James, Walton Goggins, Tijuana Ricks, Lauren Hodges, and Malcolm Goodwin, was directed by Matt Tauber, adapted from a play by Scottish playwright David Greig. The film had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Special Features

Director commentary; Deleted scenes with commentary; "Higher Definition: The Architect" episode
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/5/2006
  • UPC: 876964000383
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Magnolia
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 53,292

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony LaPaglia Leo Waters
Viola Davis Tonya Neely
Isabella Rossellini Julia Walters
Hayden Panettiere Christina Waters
Sebastian Stan Martin Waters
Paul James Shawn
Serena Reeder Cammie Neely
Walton Goggins Joe
Malcolm Goodwin Big Tim
Lauren Hodges Jill
Eisa Davis Linda
Tijuana Ricks Bernice
Julius Tennon Arthur
Lillias White Geraldine
Technical Credits
Matt Tauber Director, Screenwriter
John Bailey Cinematographer
Declan Baldwin Producer
John Bissell Musical Direction/Supervision
Gary J. Coppola Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Eric Daman Costumes/Costume Designer
Debbie De Villa Production Designer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Jason Kliot Producer
Danny Leiner Producer
Tom McArdle Editor
Christopher Sheldon Sound/Sound Designer
Joana Vicente Producer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer
Marcelo Zarvos Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Architect
1. Opening Titles/The Pick-Up [5:39]
2. Family Reunion [5:43]
3. Dad's Class [5:08]
4. First Confrontation [4:06]
5. The Projects [6:23]
6. Martin's Visit [3:44]
7. Christina & Martin's Encounter [6:41]
8. Sharing Stories [10:03]
9. Another Day [3:24]
10. The Proposal [6:27]
11. Leo's Apologies [3:16]
12. On the Rooftop [6:51]
13. Martin's Feelings [3:19]
14. Leo Reminisces [4:37]
15. Life Moving On [1:47]
16. End Credits [4:28]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Architect
   Play Movie
   Set Up
      Spanish Subtitles: On/Off
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Audio
      Dolby Digital 2.0 Audio
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Higher Definition: The Architect Episode
      Feature Audio Commentary With Director Mat Tauber: On/Off
      Deleted Scenes - Commentary: On/Off
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