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My Father, the Genius (2002)

My Father, the Genius




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Filmmaker Lucia Small explores just what becomes of a dreamer as his life draws to a close and his ambitions go unfulfilled in an irreverent documentary set into motion when architect Glen Small charged estranged daughter Lucia with the task of penning his biography. As far back as Lucia could remember, her father Glen had been letting her and the rest of the world know in no uncertain terms just how much of a genius he really was. Yet despite the once-promising architect's undeniably impressive work, the damage caused by Glen at home seemed to negate any professional success in the eyes of his oft-neglected daughter. A rising star at the age of thirty-one, Glen now struggles simply to make his house payments. Now, as Lucia stages interviews with the peers, clients, former students, children, ex-wives, and former girlfriends of her egotistical father, the personal and professional details of Glen's life come together to paint a compelling portrait of unfulfilled ambition and familial dysfunction.more
Rating: G
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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On DVD: Apr 10, 2007
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Scenes in circular frame effectively convey a fresh daughter's-eye view of her father's nonlinear universe; skillful editing keeps the whole package in balance.

Full Review… | August 23, 2002
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Lucia Small's documentary works on a myriad of levels.

Full Review… | August 12, 2002
Reeling Reviews

"My Father, The Genius" is both a documentary about a self-proclaimed genius and his work and a long-needed family catharsis.

Full Review… | August 9, 2002
Reeling Reviews

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Full Review… | August 24, 2002
Boston Phoenix

Audience Reviews for My Father, the Genius


Pretty much on the boring side. I wonder if the director managed to get out of debt after making this movie (she said she was living on her credit cards as a result of creating this film).

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