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

Cecil Beaton was probably best known for his production design for Oscar-winning films Gigi and My Fair Lady (especially the white and black Edwardian costumes for the unforgettable Ascot race) but his talents went far beyond that.

Beaton himself was frustrated by his wide-ranging interests and abilities––as photographer, theatre and film designer, gifted diarist––and wondered whether he would have done better to concentrate on just one field, but Vreeland’s film makes it clear that our culture would have been far less fortunate if he had.

Using previously unseen footage and stills, and with excerpts from his diaries wittily narrated by Rupert Everett, you get a sense of Beaton as the furthest from “just an ordinary, anonymous person,” his lifelong fear. His world is one of utter fascination –– from his work for Vogue, as a photographer in World War II, to his relationship with the Royal Family and his alleged affair with Greta Garbo (her picture was discovered in his bedroom among those of two of his male lovers).

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.

Poster is not final.

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

Featuring
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

Editor
Bernadine Colish

Associate Producers
Sara Paschall Dodd
Wendy Fisher
Ira Resnick
Gillian Steel

Co-Producer
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
Sotheby’s
Matador Content
Hot & Sunny Productions

© A Dandy Production LLC

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Playdates

Venue City State Date
Sedona International Film Festival Sedona AZ May 24, 2018
Film Society of Lincoln Center New York NY Opens June 29, 2018
Speed Art Museum Louisville KY July 13-15, 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
Landmark E Street Cinema Washington DC July 27-August 2, 2018
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema Atlanta GA July 27-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