Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect (DVD)

Directed by Mark Noonan

Release Year: 2017
Running Time: 82
UPC: 7 38329 23831 5
Color Type:
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
Select a Format
$29.95 $17.97 (40% off) Buy DVD
Available on digital
Only ships to US & Canada

Also Available On:

iTunes Amazon Google Play
Booking Inquiry
Cast
Kevin Roche

Crew
Directed by Mark Noonan

KEVIN ROCHE: THE QUIET ARCHITECT Pritzker Prize winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche is an enigma.  He reached the top of his profession, but had 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 had 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 focused 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.

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.

Noonan says, "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."

Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect was produced by John Flahive for Wavelength Pictures in association with Nicky Gogan and Karla Healion at Stills Films, with the participation of the Irish Film Board / Bord Scannáin na hÉireann, and Just Films|Ford Foundation.


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 24 2020 at 12:32am
RT' @RebeccaPahle': You CAN and SHOULD watch these free movies on KinoNow right now. (Or by Nov 15, w/e w/e.) Metropolis! Variety! The Hitch-…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 8:08pm
RT' @nabeelonfilm': me: i watched martin eden (2020) for the plot the plot:' https://t.co/8t5Eiw1i8J'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 8:06pm
RT' @DigitalGymSD': Once long-lost but now RESTORED AND UNCUT: William Greave's landmark NATIONTIME is now playing in our virtual cinema! D…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 8:06pm
RT' @PlazaAtlanta': Now Streaming on our Virtual Cinema!!! Restored in beuatiful 4K William Greaves' Landmark Document of the 1972 National B…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 8:00pm
A Louis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for the fortune i…' https://t.co/3rxOdRcH0x'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 4:18pm
RT' @MovingImageNYC': #NowShowing in our Virtual Cinema: New restorations of NATIONTIME + SWEETGRASS Frederick Wiseman's BALLET OLIVER SAC…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 4:16pm
RT' @brokehorrorfan': Rituals (AKA The Creeper) Blu-ray reissue coming from' @KinoLorber':' https://t.co/SsIAFNokSN' '70s Canadian horror starr…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 2:50pm
RT' @nofilmschool': Have a short film? Check out this opportunity.' https://t.co/hNWXJ7DkLj'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 2:24pm
14 out of the 15 films on this list are available on 📀 from us!' https://t.co/YyZqPUTPkE'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 1:50pm
Nationtime is now! William Greaves's #NATIONTIME is an essential filmed record of the 1972 National Black Politica…' https://t.co/YcqRARMJZe'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com