Opening December 1st, 2006
A Magnolia Pictures Release

THE ARCHITECT , written and directed by
Matt Tauber, features stand-out performances
by Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner
Anthony LaPaglia (CBS' “Without a Trace,”
LANTANA), Isabella Rossellini (INFAMOUS),
Viola Davis (ANTWONE FISHER),
Hayden Panettiere (the cheerleader on NBC's
new hit series “Heroes”) and Sebastian Stan
(THE COVENANT). THE ARCHITECT is a
harrowing and ultimately human story
which explores universal themes of self-discovery
and identity, turning issues and ideas about
housing and architecture into metaphor.
THE ARCHITECT
enjoyed its world premiere
at the 2006 TriBeCa Film Festival.

Leo Waters (LaPaglia, starring in the title role) is an idealistic architect and patriarch of an upper middle class 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 on her petition is that of the projects' original architect, Leo Waters. Rossellini, Panettiere and Stan turn in powerful supporting performances as Waters' wife and children.


Intimately photographed in High Definition by John Bailey, THE ARCHITECT is a Sly Dog Films production presented by HDNet Films. Tauber adapted the screenplay for THE ARCHITECT from renowned Scottish playwright David Greig's eponymous stage play. Founder of Kitchen Theatre Company, Tauber most recently produced Sly Dog Films' THE GREAT NEW WONDERFUL (First Independent Pictures, 2006), directed by Danny Leiner. Reciprocally, Leiner produced THE ARCHITECT for Tauber, along with Declan Baldwin and HDNet Films' Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente. The film is co-executive produced by Anthony LaPaglia, and executive produced by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban.

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