Chris & Don. A Love Story 2007

Chris & Don. A Love Story 2007

Chris & Don. A Love Story 2007
Not Rated | 1h 30min | Documentary, Biography, Romance | 13 June 2008 (USA)

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Depicts the remarkable life of artist Don Bachardy and his relationship with the distinguished writer Christopher Isherwood. Includes footage shot by Chris and Don in the 1950s and interviews with Leslie Caron, John Boorman, Liza Minnelli, and others. Isherwood and Bachardy were open about their life together, regardless of the waves it caused. This was during a period when gay relationships were not acceptable. The age difference in their relationship brought obvious personal problems that had to be addressed. Don often felt disregarded by Chris’s famous friends and frequently was. Nevertheless, Bachardy pursued his art career with great energy, painting and drawing every day. Finding a vocation gave Don a sense of fulfillment and independence. He began to realize that he could function independently, which made him question whether he wanted to stay with Isherwood. Don toyed with leaving the relationship and striking out on his own, however he decided not to as he realized his love for Chris was too important. During the 1970s, Chris and Don began to collaborate on various writing projects, such as “Frankenstein: The True Story”, an unusual take on Mary Shelley’s famous novel. In 1981, Isherwood was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Bachardy nursed him throughout the course of the disease and for the last six months of Chris’ life, Don gave up painting any one else but him. What began as way to spend more time together, quickly became the project of a lifetime, a project Chris and Don did together until the very end. After Isherwood’s death, Bachardy’s career has continued to flourish. A number of books about Bachardy’s art have been published, the latest, Stars in My Eyes. Bachardy’s work resides in many permanent collections around the world, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Smithsonian Institute, and The Norton Simon Museum.

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Lost Years 2016

Lost Years 2016

Lost Years 2016
21min | Short, Drama | 14 March 2018 (USA)

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Felix is a young boy who, after the death of his mother, is sent to a boarding school abroad. There he meets his roommate, Leo, with whom he begins a relationship. After a tragic incident in which Felix is abused, their friendship ends. The film portrays the impact that sexual abuse can have on young people and its longterm effects.

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The Butterfly Tree 2017

The Butterfly Tree 2017

The Butterfly Tree 2017
1h 37min | Drama, Family | 23 November 2017 (Australia)

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Evelyn, an ex-burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son Fin with her zest for life. When father and son discover they are competing for the affections of the same woman, it reopens old wounds over the death of Fin’s mother.

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Cas 2016

Cas 2016

Cas 2016
Not Rated | 50min | Short, Drama, Romance | TV Short September 2016

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In the comedy-drama Cas, Pepijn and Sjors’ steady, seven-year relationship is shaken up after they allow a young student named Cas to sleep on their couch until he finds a place of his own. Gradually, both men fall head over heels for Cas’ laconic charm and it forces them to reconsider their many long-term plans. Is Cas’ presence endangering their relationship or is he actually a blessing in disguise?

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool 2017

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool 2017

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool 2017
R | 1h 45min | Biography, Drama, Romance | 16 November 2017 (UK)

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Real life proves just as dramatic off-screen as it does on it for these two actors, the aging Hollywood superstar Gloria Grahame and her younger lover, Peter Turner. As their mismatched romance waxes and wanes over time, events conspire to keep them in each other’s lives even when it proves difficult and demanding. Ultimately, they find that they must each come to terms with whatever fate they face in the future whether they are together or apart.

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The Embalmer 2002

The Embalmer 2002

The Embalmer 2002
L’imbalsamatore (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 41min | Drama, Romance | 6 September 2002 (Italy)

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Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio, a handsome young man fascinated by Peppino’s work. Peppino, in turn, becomes entranced by Valerio and offers him a large salary to come work as his assistant. But when Valerio meets Deborah, their fledgling romance is threatened by an insanely jealous third wheel.

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