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Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story

2017, Tiffany Bartok, USA, 103 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 29th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 29th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 30th 8:15pm
  • Sun, Jul 1st 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 2nd 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 3rd 7:45pm
  • Wed, Jul 4th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jul 5th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

This documentary portrait of iconic makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin explores the triumph of his meteoric career and the tragedy of his untimely death. Following a painful, bullied youth in rural Louisiana, Aucoin fled to New York at the age of twenty, and quickly rose to fame as a brilliant innovator who transformed a behind-the-scenes fashion profession into a recognized art form. An early activist who refused to hide his identity as a gay man, Aucoin forged a path for acceptance as he accumulated career accolades and achievements, including eighteen consecutive Vogue covers. His vast and loyal roster of clients included Cher, Janet Jackson, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Turner, and his childhood idol Barbra Streisand. Director Bartok brings warmth to this story told in part by the supermodels and stars who came to know and cherish him through his passion for beauty, including Christy Turlington Burns, Naomi Campbell, Isabella Rossellini, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and more. Includes exclusive fashion-world footage, family photos, and home movies. DCP digital. (BS)

Thursday, July 5: Director Tiffany Bartok and Producer Jayce Bartok are scheduled to be present for an informal Q&A in our gallery cafe following the 6pm show.

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