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Film screening: My Father the Genius

March 3, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: $12 ($8, BSA Members and Friends of BSA Space)
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Film screening: My Father the Genius


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."

This screening will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 3, at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) and is the sixth film in the 2016–2017 BSA Space Film Series documenting some of the ways that architecture and design can engage communities, inspire vision, and provoke change. Complimentary refreshments and popcorn will be served. All proceeds from the series support the BSA Foundation

Film running time: 84 minutes


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