STAR­RING: An­dre Leon Tal­ley

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This beau­ti­fully-crafted film chron­i­cles the re­mark­able life of the for­mer Vogue ed­i­tor-at-large, from his child­hood in the seg­re­gated Jim Crow South to his rise in New York’s Stu­dio 54 art scene and emer­gence as fash­ion’s pre-em­i­nent voice. Against the back­drop of the 2016 US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, Tal­ley, who has al­ways pro­jected fierce wit and con­fi­dence, fi­nally re­veals how he in­ter­nalised racism and re­gret­ted miss­ing out on love on his way to be­com­ing a pi­o­neer. Even so, he is, as says, “the Kofi An­nan of what you got on.” (Out now)

Direc­tor Kate No­vack cap­tures the essence of the flam­boy­ant Tal­ley, now 68.

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