Miami Beach Cinematheque. August 22nd, 2008. Chris and Don, a Love Story (Guido Santi, Tina Mascara / 2008), a documentary featuring Don Bachardy, Christopher Isherwood, John Boorman, Leslie Caron, Liza Minnelli, Gloria Stuart and Michael York, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on August 22nd, 2008. 7:50 and 9:30 p.m.
Chris and Don is the true-life story of the passionate three-decade relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood (whose Berlin Stories was the basis for all incarnations of Cabaret) and American portrait painter Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior. From Isherwood’s Kit-Kat-Club years in Weimar-era Germany (the inspiration for his most famous work) to the couple’s first meeting on the beaches of 1950s Malibu, their against-all-odds saga is brought to dazzling life by a treasure trove of multimedia. With Isherwood’s status as an out-and-proud gay maverick, and Bachardy’s eventual artistic triumph away from the considerable shadow of his life partner, Chris and Don is above all a joyful celebration of a most extraordinary couple.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305 673 4567