Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was a portrait and fashion photographer, writer, painter, Tony-winning and Oscar-winning designer: a dazzling chronicler, but also an arbiter of his time. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict) blends archival footage and photographs with Beaton’s famed diaries (read by Rupert Everett) to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. This dynamic and lyrical documentary covers Beaton’s life and occasional scandals, examining his singular sense of the visual that resonate in his photographs and in his Oscar-winning sets and costumes for My Fair Lady. Producer/Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland. (US 2017) 99 min.
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