United States 2017, 90 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
Antonio Lopez was much more than just a talented illustrator. He created a new world full of glamor, excitement, sensuality and beauty, which, despite existing only on the pages of fashion magazines, was inhabited by a who’s who of the bohemian scene in New York and Paris.
In the 1970s, a time when fashion designers took their place as leading social figures, Lopez let his boundless imagination explode onto the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Times, turning previously marginal fashion illustrations into sweeping fantasies that starred Jerry Hall, Grace Jones and other gorgeous-unique-troubling-talented types. The man himself lived—and loved—at the same breakneck speed. Lopez’ dazzling entourage tells the story of the man who “pulled the magic straight out from the atmosphere” with every breath he took.
Previous Festivals:IDFA, British Film Institute London Film Festival, DOC NYC
Production: James Crump, Ronnie Sassoon
Production Company: Summitridge Pictures
Editing: Nick Tamburri
Cinematography: Robert O'haire
Soundtrack: Don Summer, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, Chic, Evelyn
James Crump made his directorial debut at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival with Black White + Gray, featuring the legendary curator and collector Sam Wagstaff and artist Robert Mapplethorpe. In 2013, Black White + Gray was named among Blouin ArtInfo’s 20 Must-Watch Artist Documentaries.