The Architect

Release date:December 1, 2006

Studio:Magnolia Pictures

Director:Matt Tauber

MPAA Rating:R (for language and some sexual content)


Starring:Anthony LaPaglia, Isabella Rossellini, Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Sebastian Stan, Walton Goggins, Paul James


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Plot Summary:

Leo Waters (LaPaglia) is an idealistic architect and patriarch of an upper middle class suburban Chicagofamily. 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.