Miriam Cutler

Chris & Don: A Love Story

2007
Chris & Don: A Love Story

Project Details

Released 2007
Production Company Asphalt Stars Productions/directed by Guido Santi and Tina Mascara
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Project Details

Synopsis


CHRIS & DON -- A LOVE STORY is a feature length documentary about artist Don Bachardy and his life-long relationship with writer Christopher Isherwood. Premiered 2007 Telluride Film Festival and 2007 AFI Film Festival. Opened in various theaters nationwide starting in June, 2008.
 Distributed by Zeitgeist Films.


Credits


Produced by JULIA SCOTT, TINA MASCARA, GUIDO SANTI, and JAMES WHITE


Executive Producers JAMES WHITE and ANDREW HERWITZ


Directed and edited by GUIDO SANTI and TINA MASCARA


Narration of Isherwood’s diaries MICHAEL YORK


Original Score by MIRIAM CUTLER


Awards & Festivals


Premiered at Telluride Film Festival


Theatrical release


chris and don telluride 2007


Reviews


"Guido Santi and Tina Mascara are superb filmmakers, fully alive in their terrific film, Chris & Don -- A Love Story, to all the undercurrents of art, social class, sexual orientation, challenging relationships and, most especially, the touching love story at the heart of their film." ~ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter


"Moving and marvelously eccentric, the film chronicles one the great modern love stories -- a 30-plus-year romance between British writer Christopher Isherwood and L.A. portrait painter Don Bachardy. In addition to their own important works, the pair were immortalized in David Hockney's famous 1968 double-portrait."~ Critic's Choice, LA Times


"A fusion of art and love that’s deeply moving… A genuine love story grounded in the artistic inspiration the two men found in each other.” ~ Chuck Wilson, Critic's Pick, L.A. Weekly


"Guido Santi and Tina Mascara’s tender, extremely touching documentary, Chris & Don -- A Love Story, examines the history of this complicated and passionate relationship, which ended with Mr. Isherwood’s death in 1986." ~ Critic's Pick, New York Times



Project Details

Synopsis


CHRIS & DON -- A LOVE STORY is a feature length documentary about artist Don Bachardy and his life-long relationship with writer Christopher Isherwood. Premiered 2007 Telluride Film Festival and 2007 AFI Film Festival. Opened in various theaters nationwide starting in June, 2008.
 Distributed by Zeitgeist Films.


Credits


Produced by JULIA SCOTT, TINA MASCARA, GUIDO SANTI, and JAMES WHITE


Executive Producers JAMES WHITE and ANDREW HERWITZ


Directed and edited by GUIDO SANTI and TINA MASCARA


Narration of Isherwood’s diaries MICHAEL YORK


Original Score by MIRIAM CUTLER


Awards & Festivals


Premiered at Telluride Film Festival


Theatrical release


chris and don telluride 2007


Reviews


"Guido Santi and Tina Mascara are superb filmmakers, fully alive in their terrific film, Chris & Don -- A Love Story, to all the undercurrents of art, social class, sexual orientation, challenging relationships and, most especially, the touching love story at the heart of their film." ~ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter


"Moving and marvelously eccentric, the film chronicles one the great modern love stories -- a 30-plus-year romance between British writer Christopher Isherwood and L.A. portrait painter Don Bachardy. In addition to their own important works, the pair were immortalized in David Hockney's famous 1968 double-portrait."~ Critic's Choice, LA Times


"A fusion of art and love that’s deeply moving… A genuine love story grounded in the artistic inspiration the two men found in each other.” ~ Chuck Wilson, Critic's Pick, L.A. Weekly


"Guido Santi and Tina Mascara’s tender, extremely touching documentary, Chris & Don -- A Love Story, examines the history of this complicated and passionate relationship, which ended with Mr. Isherwood’s death in 1986." ~ Critic's Pick, New York Times



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