Beautiful Darling

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Beautiful Darling
Beautiful Darling.jpg
Directed by James Rasin
Produced by Jeremiah Newton
Elisabeth Bentley
Gill Holland
Written by James Rasin
Starring John Waters
Fran Lebowitz
Holly Woodlawn
Paul Morrissey
Narrated by Chloë Sevigny
Cinematography Martina Radwan
Edited by Zachary Stuart-Pontier
Distributed by Corinth Films
Release dates
  • February 12, 2010 (2010-02-12) (Berlinale)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar is a 2010 feature-length documentary film about Candy Darling, the transgender pioneer, actress and Andy Warhol Superstar. The film was written and directed by James Rasin[1][2][3] and features Chloë Sevigny as "the voice of Candy Darling", reading from Candy's private diaries and letters. Patton Oswalt voices Andy Warhol and Truman Capote.

Film Festival History[edit]

Beautiful Darling had its world premiere as an official selection of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2010. The film's United States premiere took place in April, 2010 in New York City as an official selection of the 39th New Directors/New Films, a co-presentation of The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. On October 23, 2010 it won the Gold Hugo award for Best Documentary at the 46th Chicago International Film Festival. It also won Best Film at the Montenegro International Documentary Film Festival (UnderhillFest).

In all, Beautiful Darling was an official selection of over thirty international film festivals, including the Sydney Film Festival, the Vienna International Film Festival, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival. It was also given special screenings at the Hirshhorn Museum at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

U.S. theatrical and DVD release[edit]

Distributed by Corinth Films, Beautiful Darling opened at the IFC Center cinemas in New York City on April 22, 2011. Due to its critical and box office success, the film's one week run at the IFC was extended for a month, and the film then played in other select cities around the country including Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. In February, 2012 Corinth Films released the official DVD of the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moynihan, Colin (2009-02-24). "From the Archives, a Portrait of a Pop-Art Muse". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  2. ^ Sadie (2009-02-25). "Candyland: Living In The Past Sounds Okay, If Lou Reed Is Scoring It". Jezebel.com. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  3. ^ Carlson, Jen (2009-02-25). "Candy Darling Gets More Screen Time". Gothamist.com. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 

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