Saturday, April 21 at 5:00 pm
Cinemark Perkins Rowe
Celebrity Spotlight * USA * 102 min
Post show Q&A with Tiffany Bartok, Director
Director: Tiffany Bartok
Producers: Jayce Bartok, Bronwyn Cosgrave, and Troy Surratt
Sponsored by: Winifred & Kevin Reilly, Jr.
In the fashion heyday of 1990s New York City, renowned makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin working with stars like Liza Minnelli and Cher, supermodels Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista transformed celebrity beauty into an international business. It was a meteoric career that ended just as suddenly when Kevyn died of a mysterious brain disease at age 40. Actress and former makeup artist Bartok provides an insider’s look behind the scenes of the glamour business while paying tribute to Aucoin’s life and work. At its core, Larger Than Life is a moving portrait of a small-town gay kid from Lafayette, Louisiana who possessed a dream, a portfolio, and an incredible work ethic.
“Kevyn became the first rock star make-up artist and he was also a best selling author. His whole mission was to connect people and make them feel that the beauty comes from inside… It’s a very immersive documentary, it operates like a narrative film: it takes you through these amazing eras and your heart goes out to Kevyn. You follow him and you connect with him.” Jayce Bartok, Producer interview, The Knockturnal
Film Website: http://www.kevynaucoinfilm.com/