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Sunday, Feb. 19 | 5 PM

Beautiful Darling
Screening followed by a Q&A with producer Jeremiah Newton
Suggested donation: $5

BerlinaleNew DirectorsSeattle Film FestivalChicago Film Festival

Candy Darling Foreign Parts Foreign Parts

A Corinth Films release
Directed by James Rasin
Produced by Jeremiah Newton & Elisabeth Bentley
2010 | 85 min

Born James Slattery in Massapequa, Long Island, in 1944, Candy Darling transformed herself into a stunning blonde actress who in the mid-Sixties became an active player in New York’s “downtown” scene. In her passionate act of self-creation, Candy Darling mesmerized. A party fixture, she appeared in Warhol films, and Tennessee Williams cast her in a play. She was seen and written about, and then, before she turned 30, cancer claimed her life.

Using vintage footage and interviews old and new, and anchored by the presence of Candy’s very close friend, Jeremiah Newton, director James Rasin creates a critical and loving portrait of a singular and audacious life. With Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn, Penny Arcade, Paul Morrissey, Fran Lebowitz, John Waters. Candy’s letters and diaries read by Chloë Sevigny.
- Courtesy of New Directors

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"A tender biographical portrait ... A sad, lyrical reflection on the foolish worship of movie stars."
- Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Heartbreaking"
- Hilton Als, THE NEW YORKER

"Tender and intimate... immensely affecting and mysterious...
- Amy Taubin, ARTFORUM






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