The Architect

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USA | 2016 | 95 minutes | Jonathan Parker

Parker Posey and Eric McCormack star in this bizarrely comic tale of love, obsession, and deceit as a couple who hires a modernist architect to build their dream house, not realizing he has every intent to follow his own design—and desires.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Shot in and around Seattle, The Architect is a comedy about the many challenges of making a good home. Drew (Parker Posey, Best in Show) and Colin (Eric McCormack, "Will & Grace") are a married couple going through the stress of buying a new house. She is artistically inclined and prefers more vintage properties, while he is practical and leans more toward new construction. They do find one they can agree on, but, this being a comedy, the day after they close a freak windstorm destroys it. They ask their friends for recommendations for an architect to build a new home on the old land, and end up with Miles Moss (James Frain), a modernist architect with unconventional methods. Drew loves that he asks the couple about feelings and inspirations, but Colin doesn't see the point. As the married couple fights about what should go into their dream home, they come together in the realization that Miles may be making his dream house instead of theirs. Parker Posey is a complete delight as Drew as she struggles to figure out what exactly she wants in a home that would distinguish it from being just a house. Meanwhile, Eric McCormack brings a charming fastidiousness and efficiency to Colin that will please more than just fans of "Will & Grace." The Architect is the fourth film from Jonathan Parker, who started strong in his filmmaking career with the Crispin Glover indie hit Bartleby (2001).

Director Biography
Jonathan Parker is a writer/director from San Francisco. His films include Bartleby (the opening-night selection of the New Directors/New Films Festival and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Deauville), The Californians, and (Untitled).

Sponsored by Ingeniux, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, CityArts, Seattle Weekly

  • Director: Jonathan Parker
  • Principal Cast: Parker Posey, Eric McCormack, James Frain, John Carroll Lynch
  • Premiere Status: World Premiere
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • Producer: Catherine di Napoli, Jonathan Parker, Deborah Parker, Patrick Peach
  • Screenplay: Jonathan Parker, Catherine di Napoli
  • Cinematographers: Svetlana Cvetko
  • Editors: David Scott Smith
  • Music: Niels Bye Nielson, Jonathan Parker
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: (Untitled) (2008); The Californians (2005); Bartleby (2001)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Artist View Entertainment