Friday, August 9, 2013

Chris & Don: A Love Story



2008 American Feature

Cast: Don Bachardy, Michael York, W.H. Auden, John Boorman, Leslie Caron, Jack Larson, Herbert Lom, Liza Minnelli and Gloria Stuart
Directors: Guido Santi and Tina Mascara

Synopsis:
The lifelong relationship of British author Christopher Isherwood and American artist Don Bachardy, one of the first openly gay couples in Hollywood.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.6 /10 
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 92% / Audience: 81%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 81% / Audience: 9.0%

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Documentary.
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Documentary.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Christopher Isherwood's most famous work, The Berlin Stories, was the inspiration for the 1951 play I Am a Camera (which was made into a film in 1955) and the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret, all three of which were used as the basis for the 1972 film Cabaret.

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