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Doc NYC Unveils 2019 Lineup; ‘Just Mercy’ To Open Napa, Close Austin Fests; NewportFilm Sets Cinematographer Lab – Film Briefs

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Doc NYC Unveils 2019 Lineup; ‘Just Mercy’ To Open Napa, Close Austin Fests; NewportFilm Sets Cinematographer Lab – Film Briefs
Doc NYC will open its 10th edition next month with Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, the feature from Daniel Roher that served as the opening-night film of this year’s Toronto Film Festival. It kicks off a lineup that includes 136 feature-length documentaries and 28 world premieres among more than 300 films and events overall, repping the biggest slate yet for the event already considered the nation’s largest documentary festival.

The New York-set fest also said Thursday that it will close with Ebs Burnough’s The Capote Tapes, a fresh portrait of Truman Capote, with André Leon Talley part of a post-screening Q&a with the director. Doc NYC’s centerpiece presentation is another Tiff pic, Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, from director Eva Orner.

The slate includes world bows for pics including Joe Berliner’s The Longest Wave, Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe’s He Dreams of Giants about
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American Fashion Icon Ralph Lauren Profiled in New HBO Documentary

American Fashion Icon Ralph Lauren Profiled in New HBO Documentary
Ralph Lauren, the fashion designer synonymous with American sportswear, will be profiled in an upcoming HBO documentary titled “Very Ralph.” The feature-length doc — airing November 12 — is being touted as the first documentary portrait of the 79-year-old Lauren, who founded his eponymous fashion brand in 1967.

A synopsis for the documentary reads:

“With an uncanny ability to turn his dreams into reality, Ralph Lauren has built a multi-billion-dollar, global powerhouse out of his aspirations, becoming a living embodiment of American optimism and the American Dream. For more than 50 years, he has celebrated the iconography of America and defined American style, translating his vision and inspiration into one of the world’s most widely recognized brands. In ‘Very Ralph,’ as he enters his sixth decade in business, Lauren reflects on his journey from a boy from the Bronx who didn’t know what a fashion designer was, to becoming the emblem of American style all around the world.
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16 Facts About Kim and Kanye's Wedding That Will Leave You Dumbfounded

16 Facts About Kim and Kanye's Wedding That Will Leave You Dumbfounded
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From the moment they first started dating in 2012, power couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have had a relationship unlike any other. Sometimes it seems like everything they do is over the top, from the gifts Kanye's given Kim, to the way they talk about each other. Of all the things the pair has shocked us with, though, few outrank their lavish May 2014 wedding. From the flower wall to the cake to the guest list, read on to see why we're still obsessing over every detail five years later.

Related: Which of Kim Kardashian's Weddings Was More Insane? An Investigation The Surprise Proposal: To get an idea of how extravagant the couple's wedding was going to be, fans only needed to look at how Kanye proposed to his future wife. About a year before they got hitched,
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André Leon Talley Shares His Picks for the Four Most Iconic Fashion Moments in Film

André Leon Talley Shares His Picks for the Four Most Iconic Fashion Moments in Film
André Leon Talley’s contributions to fashion are well known inside the hallowed halls of Vogue, but his exuberant personality and colorful style have made him a cultural figure in his own right. Cinephiles first became aware of the former Vogue editor-at-large when he stole scenes in 2009’s “The September Issue.” An omnipresent figure in shades at Anna Wintour’s side, Talley’s tossed off witticisms lightened the mood as he lamented a “famine of beauty.” Last year, Talley got his own dedicated silver-screen treatment in Kate Novack’s excellent documentary, “The Gospel According to André.”

Distributed by Magnolia Pictures to largely positive reviews, the “Gospel” fills in the gaps of how this fashion icon came to be; from his humble beginnings in the Jim Crow era South, to his Brown undergraduate thesis on Charles Baudelaire, to his early runway reporting in 1970s Paris and his tenure at Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine.
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What Happened to Melania Trump's Model Life, Her Relationship With the Media and Her Aversion to the Spotlight

Trends come and go, but one thing has remained a constant in the fashion world for decades. Being on the cover of Vogue is a really big deal. Melania Knauss knew it when she was a beaming bride-to-be in 2005, making her Vogue cover debut in the $100,000 Dior gown she wore when she married Donald Trump. In preparation, the Slovenian model had gone to Paris Fashion Week with the magazine's editor in chief, Anna Wintour, and then-editor at large André Leon Talley, who helped her pick out her wedding dress. Trump had even proposed on the way to the 2004 Met Gala, the extravagant Costume Institute benefit Wintour has chaired every year...
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What’s New on DVD in April: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Destroyer,’ ‘Tickled’ and More

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What’s New on DVD in April: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Destroyer,’ ‘Tickled’ and More
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Filmmakers have made the case that, instead of going to film school, young would-be directors might be better off just listening to director commentaries. And if that’s the educational route you’ve chosen, two of today’s most interesting directors are telling all on new Blu-ray releases. Want to know more about how Barry Jenkins brought James Baldwin’s powerful novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) to the big screen, or how Karyn Kusama crafted the bleak neo-noir “Destroyer” (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)? They tell all on these essential new releases.

Also available: S. Craig Zahler is at it again with “Dragged Across Concrete” (Lionsgate), a cops-gone-rogue heist saga starring Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson.

See Photo: See Nicole Kidman's Extreme Transformation for Karyn Kusama's Cop Thriller 'Destroyer'

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Few directors in the history of cinema have
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CNN’s American Style shows how the USA drives the world in trends

Join our newsletter to get more stories like this Don’t miss a special documentary event as CNN’s American Style shows us exactly how American fashion and trends became a thing and conquered the world in popularity. American Style shows the country’s diverse style by snippets of the decades—from fashion to architecture—all influenced by the powerful “P’s” – politics, personalities, and pop culture. Mini skirts, bikinis, mid-century designs, and hippie couture are just a few of the phenomenon that CNN will cover with a range of experts. The four-part docuseries will have interviews from Tim Gunn, Donna Karan, André Leon Talley, […]

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The Gospel According to André review – glittering portrait of a fashion guru

Kate Novak’s doc looks beyond André Leon Talley’s florid persona to reveal a man of honesty, wit and huge resilience

André Leon Talley is a standout figure in fashion: a 6ft 6in African American dressed in kaftans and jewellery so big you can probably see it glittering from space. For years he worked as Anna Wintour’s right-hand man at American Vogue, but really what made him famous was the bling.

From a distance he appears faintly ridiculous, like a character from Zoolander. But with her thoughtful, unexpectedly serious film Kate Novak proves Talley’s doc-worthiness. He emerges here as a man of tremendous resilience whose outsider success paved the way for people of colour in the elitist world of fashion.
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‘The Gospel According to André’ Trailer – In Cinemas & On-Demand Friday

Here’s a new trailer for a film opening in UK cinemas this week (along with on-demand services). This is the latest promo for The Gospel According to André from Thunderbird releasing, a new documentary about the life of operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley.

I’m looking forward to seeing this one before Friday, and hope to bring you a full review, so stay tuned.

Here’s the official synopsis:

From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals around the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley’s life is on display in The Gospel According To ANDRÉ. The enigmatic personality takes us through his life; from the struggles of his youth through to his move to New York to fulfill his dream of working in the fashion industry and later, to his iconic, barrier-breaking work at publications like Women’s Wear Daily, W, and Vogue.

Weaving together
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‘Hearts Beat Loud,’ Fred Rogers Documentary Have Solid Debuts At Specialty Box Office

‘Hearts Beat Loud,’ Fred Rogers Documentary Have Solid Debuts At Specialty Box Office
Two Sundance alums, Hearts Beat Loud and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? bonded nicely with audiences in limited release over the weekend, beginning their theatrical runs with solid numbers.

Brett Haley’s Hearts posted the higher per-theater average, debuting in four locations Friday, grossing $74,053 for an average of $18,513. Morgan Neville’s Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? launched over the weekend in more than two dozen theaters, however, grossing $470K for a friendly $16,168 average, one of the best of the year for a non-fiction opening.

Gravitas opened Half The Picture with an exclusive run, grossing $7,529. Last weekend’s specialty topper, American Animals, added dozens of runs in its second frame, grossing $234,829. Magnolia’s The Gospel According to André also expanded, taking in $43K, while the company’s superstar doc Rbg sets its sights on eight figures. And Spc’s The Rider closed in on $2M.

Hearts
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Film Review: A Fashionable Life in ‘The Gospel According to André’

Chicago – He’s not a household name, but his influence has affected the closets of those households. André Leon Talley (“Alt”) is a New York City fashionista of the highest order, despite a background that would never predict that fate. But a person in the right place at the right time with the right work ethic can product magical results, and “The Gospel According to André” conjures that journey for Talley.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

In a crisp document of the life and times of Alt, by director Kate Novack, “The Gospel…” uses a parallel of the 2016 election as a backdrop for his past accomplishments, and the results of that election end up in an unexpected scene. The rest of the show is the life story – of an African American boy coming from the Jim Crow American South and driving the media of fashion – and the talking heads around that story, the cream
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A sensory experience by Anne-Katrin Titze

‪The Gospel According to André‬ director Kate Novack with producer Andrew Rossi on André Leon Talley‪: "He says he is equally inspired by Lady Ottoline Morrell, a British aristocrat, as he is by Martin Luther King Jr. with the crisp white shirt." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Gospel According To André, a Tribeca Film Festival Special Screening highlight, will have its UK première at the Edinburgh International Film Festival later this month. Kate Novack's revealing documentary portrait on André Leon Talley, shot by Bryan Sarkinen and edited with Andrew Coffman, flashes a light to illuminate different stages in the life of the man who invented himself with style and grace.

Andrew Rossi on André Leon Talley: "I think that's one of the unique things that Kate has done in the film, is to see how ‪André ‬brings a unique perspective to the history of fashion."

Recent interviews with Tom Ford,
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André Leon Talley Bio-Doc ‘The Gospel According To André’ Lands UK Deal With Thunderbird Releasing

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André Leon Talley Bio-Doc ‘The Gospel According To André’ Lands UK Deal With Thunderbird Releasing
Exclusive: Thunderbird Releasing has picked up UK rights to fashion bio-doc The Gospel According To André from Magnolia Pictures.

The deal was negotiated by Edward Fletcher, Managing Director of Thunderbird Releasing, and Lorna Lee Torres, Head of International Sales at Magnolia Pictures.

Directed by Kate Novack, the Toronto 2017 doc explores the life and career of fashion journalist André Leon Talley, from his childhood in the segregated South to barrier-breaking work at Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue. The film blends archival footage with Talley’s own reflections, and features commentary from fashion-world luminaries including Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford.

The film topped specialty newcomers last weekend on its U.S. bow, drawing an $11k per-screen average in La and New York.

Fletcher commented, “It’s great to be partnering again with our friends at Magnolia on another stellar documentary. André Leon Talley has a remarkable story to
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Cheers to 4 Years! Look Back on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Lavish Italian Wedding Photos

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Cheers to 4 Years! Look Back on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Lavish Italian Wedding Photos
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tied the knot at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, back in May 2014. To commemorate the once-in-a-lifetime event on the couple's one-year anniversary, Kim took to Instagram to share some never-before-seen snaps from the day, including new shots from the photo booth and the carriage ride at Versailles in France. Nearly two years ago, the bride wore a Givenchy Haute Couture gown and was walked down the aisle by her stepfather, Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner, while the rest of her family - including sisters Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner - stayed close by as she and Kanye exchanged vows. The ceremony was performed by hot Miami pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr., while longtime Kardashian family friend and celebrity event planner Sharon Sacks planned the couple's nuptials.

Family and friends officially kicked off the wedding weekend in style the week before with
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‘The Gospel According To André’ Tops Slow Holiday Weekend; ‘Pope Francis’ Crosses $1M: Specialty Box Office

‘The Gospel According To André’ Tops Slow Holiday Weekend; ‘Pope Francis’ Crosses $1M: Specialty Box Office
Updated at 12Pm Pt with more numbers and analysis. Three-day numbers were being reported sporadically in the early part of Sunday ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Tops among specialty newcomers based on these early returns is Magnolia’s new documentary, The Gospel According to André, which posted the best per-theater average.

The Kate Novack-directed portrait of André Leon Talley, who is known for his long tenure as a Vogue editor and fashion-world tastemaker, grossed an estimated $44,500 in four New York and La theaters Friday to Sunday, for an average of $11,125. Well Go USA’s Mandarin-language romance How Long Will I Love U followed close behind with a three-day average of $9,130 from a comparatively wider debut in 23 locations, and a total gross of $210K.

IFC Films opened Elle Fanning starrer Mary Shelley, taking in $12,016 from two runs, while Oscilloscope bowed Venice award-winner Summer 1993 in four locations, grossing $21,500 Friday to Sunday.
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Summer 1993 [pictured]

Carla Simón writes (with Valentina Viso) and directs this drama about a young girl (Laia Artigas) coping with the sudden death of her mother.

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Mary Shelley

Haifaa Al-Mansour cowrites (with Emma Jensen) and directs this biopic of the mother of science fiction, Frankenstein author Mary Shelley (Elle Fanning).

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How Long Will I Love U

Su Lun writes and directs this science-fiction romance about a woman (Liya Tong) who falls in love with a man across time.

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The Gospel According to André

Kate Novack directs this documentary about fashion icon and Vogue editor André Leon Talley.

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In Darkness

Natalie Dormer cowrites and stars in this thriller about a blind woman who aurally witnesses the murder of her neighbor. (male director)

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How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Philippa Goslett cowrites this sci-fi rom-com about a young man who falls
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Elle Fanning Is ‘Mary Shelley’; Fashion’s André Talley Lands Doc – Specialty B.O. Preview

Elle Fanning Is ‘Mary Shelley’; Fashion’s André Talley Lands Doc – Specialty B.O. Preview
IFC Films is scaring up a narrative on Frankenstein author Mary Shelley over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The feature stars Elle Fanning as the writer, whose real-life story had its own dose of the bizarre. Also noteworthy is that the film is directed by Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour as the follow-up to her successful 2012 debut Wadjda. Non-fiction newcomer The Gospel According to André by the filmmaking team behind hit doc The First Monday in May also joins the list of Specialty releases Friday. The title centers on maverick fashion editor André Leon Talley, and bows in New York and L.A.

Oscilloscope is opening Carla Simón’s Venice fest debut Summer 1993, which was Spain’s entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration last year. And Cartilage Films is launching Bruce La Bruce’s latest The Misandrists.

Also among the weekend’s debuts is John Cameron Mitchell’s How To
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‘The Gospel According to André’ Film Review: Vogue’s André Leon Talley Recalls His Stylish Life

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‘The Gospel According to André’ Film Review: Vogue’s André Leon Talley Recalls His Stylish Life
It’s depressing to realize that a whole lot of non-fiction films in the next few years will be framed in one way or another by Donald Trump’s presidency, whether or not they’re specifically about or exploring politics. Such is the case with “The Gospel According to André,” a movie ostensibly profiling fashion journalism luminary André Leon Talley.

Through his eyes, we’re forced to rewatch the dispiriting build-up to the 2016 election — though, thankfully, Talley remains available (and wildly entertaining) to documentarian Kate Novack (“Eat This New York”) despite promises to the contrary after Trump wins.

In spite (or possibly because) of that context, an especially loving, reflective portrait of an African-American from the Jim Crow-era South who becomes one of the notoriously white fashion world’s great witnesses, “Gospel” chronicles singular creativity and skill gravitating to its perfect field, and one extraordinary man’s evolution into an institution unto himself.
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Met Gala by the Numbers: $30,000 Tickets, $3.5 Million Jewelry and More

As Vogue's former editor-at-large, André Leon Talley, put it, the Met Gala is the "Super Bowl of Fashion." Instead of fireworks and halftime shows, however, the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit spends its resources perfecting design aesthetics fit for the members of our pop culture high society. We're talking grand floral displays, lavish desserts and a sea of the most beautifully dressed people in the world—everyone wants to be a belle at this ball. If you do receive an invitation from Anna Wintour, you'll have to pay the equivalent to a full year of college tuition to secure your spot, not to mention to lodging and beauty...
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Style and grace by Anne-Katrin Titze

At Magnolia Pictures, ‪The Gospel According To André‬ director Kate Novack with Andrew Rossi on André Leon Talley: "He is a great storyteller." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Kate Novack's all embracing The Gospel According To André, produced by Andrew Rossi and Josh Braun, features interviews with Tom Ford, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Valentino Garavani, will.i.am, and Manolo Blahnik on the bigger than life André Leon Talley. Fran Lebowitz has more than one funny anecdote on Talley when he worked at Andy Warhol's Interview magazine.

On André Leon Talley at his house: "He is this quiet, serene, gentle soul and that was really surprising." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The man who invented himself with style and grace, talks about the great importance of Diana Vreeland, states "I loved seeing Pat Cleveland in Vogue", visits the Condé Nast archives with Tonne Goodman, comments in a live blog with Maureen Dowd
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