United States 2017, 94 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
The fashion world was André Leon Talley’s escape, and it took him in with open arms, letting him show the world a new kind of Black masculinity. Talley, one of Vogue’s most influential editors, grew up in a small town in the American South during segregation, where the only place one bothered to dress up for was Church. But Talley dreamed of a world without end, vivid and exciting, and refused to let that dream go. He became a superhero, a magnificent caped giant flying between the capitals of the world, openly crying at fashion shows. Michelle Obama, Karl Lagerfeld, Fran Lebowitz, and Isabella Rossellini’s pig all get a dose of Talley’s heartwarming attitude, the kind unique to those who “see the world through the kaleidoscope eyes of a child”.
Previous Festivals:TIFF, Tribeca
Production: Andrew Rossi, Josh Braun
Production Company: Abstract Productions
Editing: Andrew Coffman, Thomas Rivera, Montes
Cinematography: Bryan Sarkinen, Andrew Rossi
Music: Ian Hultquist, Sofia Hultquist
Kate Novack is an Emmy-nominated producer and director of documentary films. With her longtime producing partner Andrew Rossi, Kate has worked as a story consultant on several films. She produced Page One: Inside The New York Times about the paper's media columnist David Carr, as well as The First Monday in May about the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Insitute and annual Gala.