The Architect


Sequoia 1 Thu, Oct 13, 2016 7:00 PM
Sequoia 2 Sun, Oct 16, 2016 8:30 PM
Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:95 min.
Director:Jonathan Parker
Producer:Catherine DiNapoli
Jonathan Parker
Deborah Stairs Parker
Patrick Peach
Screenwriter:Jonathan Parker
Catherine DiNapoli
Cinematographer:Svetlana Cvetko
Editor:David Scott Smith
Cast:Parker Posey
James Frain
Eric McCormack
Print Source:E-One
Note Writer:Alexis Whitham


Propelled by fine performances led by stars Parker Posey (Best in Show) and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), The Architect straddles the line between comedy, drama, and tragedy in local filmmaker Jonathan Parker’s (Bartleby) smart and funny film. Opposites clearly attracted free-spirited Drew (Posey) and straitlaced Colin (McCormack) once upon a time, but trouble is brewing for the upper-crust Seattleites even as they try to start a family and engage suave architect Miles Moss (James Frain, Orphan Black) to design their dream house. Moss has grand vision and poetic flair. He’s also an oddball wary of right angles and budgetary constraints, but passionate about delving into the hopes, dreams, and bathing habits of his clients. While Drew gravitates towards Miles’ eccentricity, the wacky interloper pushes Colin to his wit’s end. Will the duo’s already rocky marriage turn out to be as precarious as the staircase railing in their perpetually unfinished home?

Guests In Attendance 10/13 & 10/14: Jonathan Parker (director), Catherine Di Napoli (producer),

Lars Ulrich (executive producer) (10/13 only)

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Additional Information

Jonathan Parker is a writer-director from San Rafael. His first feature film, Bartleby, is based on Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener. It was the Opening Night Selection at the New Directors/New Film Festival at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Deauville. The Californians, a contemporary update of Henry James' The Bostonians, premiered on Showtime and was distributed internationally by Fox. (UNTITLED), a satire about contemporary art and music, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Cinema Choice Award at the Mannheim Film Festival.