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Kino Lorber Secure North American Rights for 'Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect'
20 Feb 2018 : Nathan Griffin
Wavelength Pictures have confirmed that Kino Lorber will handle North American rights for Mark Noonan’s documentary ‘Kevin Roche: The Quite Architect’.

The film, which enjoyed critical acclaim following its domestic release in Ireland, is currently being booked for festivals in North America with a cinema release date anticipated later in the year.

Wavelength is currently marketing the project at the Berlin International Film Festival & film market where it is expected to sell to a number of other regions worldwide. The film has already been acquired by Salzgeber & Co Medien for distribution in Germany with a theatrical release date of March 8th announced last month.

The film charts the life and work of Kevin Roche - the "greatest living architect you've never heard of". Roche, now 95, is Irish-born but has made the most impact in the USA with many of the world's most famous buildings.

The documentary, which was co-produced with Wavelength Pictures, made its world premiere at the IFI Documentary Festival in Dublin – Sunday, October 1st, and has since featured at a number of other festivals in including: Offline Film Festival; Kerry Film Festival and the New York Architecture & Design Festival in November of last year.

Irish Director Mark Noonan's debut feature film ‘You’re Ugly Too’ featured Aidan Gillen (‘Game of Thrones’) and Lauren Kinsella (‘Albert Nobbs’) and premiered at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) where it was nominated for Best Debut Feature. Completed in Summer 2017, ‘Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect’ is his debut documentary feature, and was filmed at locations in New York City, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Indiana, Oakland California, Paris, Madrid and Dublin.

Speaking about the film Mark Noonan said:

"This is not a film about rarified architectural theory.  On the contrary, Roche’s ability to pierce the skin of architectural theory allows him to draw deep insights into his life and singular architectural process.  We’'ve strived to photograph his buildings in a cinematic style that brings the spectacular nature of their size and beauty to the big screen and allows the audience immerse themselves in architecture they might never get a chance to visit."

Still working at age 95, Pritzker Prize winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche is an enigma.  He’s reached the top of his profession, but has little interest in celebrity and eschews the label “Starchitect”.  Despite a lifetime of acclaimed work that includes 40 years designing new galleries for The Met in New York, he has no intention of ever retiring.  He graduated from UCD in 1945, and after more than 60 years in the USA, his first Irish project, the Convention Centre Dublin, opened in 2010.  Roche's architectural philosophy focuses on creating “a community for a modern society” and he has been credited with creating green buildings before they became part of the public consciousness.

He has won awards for his designs of over 300 major buildings around the world, among them the Pritzker Prize in 1982 - the highest honour given to a living architect.  Some of his best known work includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York which he has worked on for almost 50 years, the revolutionary Oakland Museum of California, the Ford Foundation and United Nations Plaza in Manhattan, A Centre For the Arts at the Wesleyan University, corporate campuses for Bouygues in Paris and Banco Santander in Madrid.  Roche has also been the subject of special exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Architectural Association of Ireland in Dublin, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Kevin lives and works in Hamden, Connecticut.

The film was produced by John Flahive for Wavelength Pictures in association with Still Films, with the participation of the Irish Film Board / Bord Scannáin na hÉireann, and Just Films|Ford Foundation.




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