BEAUTIFUL DARLING (USA)
Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening
Born James Slattery in
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. The film uses excerpts from Candy’s own diaries and letters, as well as vintage footage of Candy and friends. Interviews with colleagues, contemporaries and friends of Candy, including John Waters, Paul Morrissey, Michael J. Pollard, Peter Beard, Holly Woodlawn, Bob Colacello, Fran Lebowitz, Julie Newmar and Ron Delsener. Candy’s letters and diaries are read by Chloë Sevigny.
“Extraordinarily sad, touching and compassionate.” – REX REED, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER
“Touching… a sad, lyrical reflection on the foolish worship of movie stars.” – STEPHEN HOLDEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Director & Writer: James Rasin
Producer: Jeremiah Newton
Runtime: 82 min.
FESTIVALS: Berlin International; Frameline, San Francisco; New Directors/New Films, NY; ERA New Horizons, Poland; Chicago International; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; Viennale, Vienna, Austria; Hamptons International FF; Woodstock FF; Sydney FF; Seattle FF.