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Film Info
  • Year: 2017
  • Film Format: DCP and Blu-ray
  • Runtime: 98 mins
  • Color and B&W
  • Language: English

Oscar®-winning set and costume designer, photographer, writer and painter Cecil Beaton was not only a dazzling chronicler, but an arbiter of his time. From the Bright Young Things to the front lines of war to the international belle monde and the pages of Vogue and then onto the Queen’s official photographer, Beaton embodied the cultural and political changes of the twentieth century. In this tender portrait, director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To TravelPeggy Guggenheim: Art Addict) blends archival footage and photographs with voice over of Beaton’s famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. Dynamic and lyrical, LOVE, CECIL is an examination of Beaton’s singular sense of the visual, which dictated a style that set standards of creativity that continue to resonate and inspire today. Narrated by Rupert Everett.

LOVE, CECIL will open at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe Theatre on June 29, 2018 with a national release to follow. 

A Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call 212-274-1989.

Trailers, stills, a press kit and a hi-res jpeg of the poster can be downloaded from our Dropbox.

Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Lisa Immordino Vreeland has been immersed in the world of fashion and art for the past 25 years. Her first book was accompanied by her directorial debut of the documentary of the same name, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012). The film had its European premiere at the Venice Film Festival and its North American premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. It went on to win the Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival and the fashion category for the Design of the Year Awards—otherwise known as “The Oscars” of design—at the Design Museum in London.   She recently completed Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (2015) and had its European premiere at Art Basel. Her second book, Love, Cecil will be coming out in October to accompany the film.

Narrated by Rupert Everett

David Bailey - Manolo Blahnik - Hamish Bowles
Susanna Brown – Leslie Caron – Peter Eyre
Phillipe Garner - Ray Gurton - Nicky Haslam
David Hockney - Alastair Macaulay - Isaac Mizrahi
Robin Muir - Hilary Roberts - Sir Roy Strong
Penelope Tree - Hugo Vickers - Tim Walker

Music by
Phil France

Director of Photography
Shane Sigler

Bernadine Colish

Associate Producers
Sara Paschall Dodd
Wendy Fisher
Ira Resnick
Gillian Steel

John Northrup

Co-Executive Producers
Nancy & Howard Marks

Executive Producer
Charles Finch

Executive Producers
Jay Peterson
Bobby Kondrat
Jack Turner

Executive Producers
Jennifer Stockman
Debi Wisch

Executive Producers
Jonathan Gray
Mark Lee

Directed and Produced by
Lisa Immordino Vreeland

A Fischio Films Production

in Association with
Matador Content
Hot & Sunny Productions

© A Dandy Production LLC




Venue City State Date
Nitehawk Cinema Brooklyn NY June 19, 2018
Film Society of Lincoln Center New York NY Opens June 29, 2018
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago IL July 6-12, 2018
Speed Art Museum Louisville KY July 13-15, 2018
Nitehawk Cinema Brooklyn NY July 14-15, 2018
Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford CT July 19-22, 2018
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles CA July 20-26, 2018
Landmark Kendall Square Cambridge MA July 20-26, 2018
The Moviehouse Millerton NY July 27, 2018
Riviera Theatre Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara CA July 27-August 2, 2018
Landmark E Street Cinema Washington DC July 27-August 2, 2018
Living Room Theaters Boca Raton Boca Raton FL July 27-August 2, 2018
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema Atlanta GA July 27-August 2, 2018
Living Room Theaters Portland Portland OR July 27-August 2, 2018
Guild Theatre Albuquerque NM July 30 - August 2, 2018
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley CA August 3-9, 2018
Landmark Opera Plaza Theatre San Francisco CA August 3-9, 2018
Landmark Theatres TBD MN August 3-9, 2018
Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia PA August 3-9, 2018
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego CA August 31-September 6, 2018
LANDMARK - DENVER Theater TBD Denver CO September 7-13, 2018
Film Fest Tucson Tucson AZ October 11-October 12, 2018