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Charles Kleibacker Film Festival
Thursday August 20, 2015 – Saturday August 22, 2015

The fourth annual Charles Kleibacker Film Festival celebrates the life and accomplishments of a style icon with a weekend of free films honoring all things fashion. Please note that all films are recommended for adult audiences, and that limited seating in Cardinal Health Auditorium is available.


This year’ films highlight legendary moments and personalities of the fashion industry. The festival kicks off with an opening reception.

  • Thursday, August 20 at 6:00 PM: Join us for a fashionable opening reception followed by a screening of Iris at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, August 21: Dior and I, 5:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 22: Lagerfeld Confidential, 2:00 PM

Iris pairs documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyant 93-year-old New York style maven. The resulting film is a charming story about creativity and how a soaring spirit continues to inspire. Kleibacker Film Festival guests are encouraged to wear their favorite accessory in honor of the film’s star.

Dior and I offers audiences a privileged glimpse into the inner workings of the hallowed house of Christian Dior. Filmmaker Frederic Tcheng’s observant camera spends time with both the atelier’s master seamstresses and the head designer Raf Simons, the visionary Belgian modernist who restored the house following the catastrophic exit of Creative Director John Galliano.

Lagerfeld Confidential reveals “the man behind the sunglasses.” This is the first authorized biography of Karl Lagerfeld. After three years of work, and over three hundred hours of footage, Filmmaker Rodolphe Marconi discloses the daily life of the star who took over the House of Chanel in 1982, and not only restored it to its former glory, but made it once again hip, hot, and haute.

Free Parking is available in our newly refinished lot off East Gay Street. Sat.-Sun. additional parking is available in the State Auto Lot. Parking meters are also available in the area.

Support for this program was generously provided in part, by the Charles Kleibacker Endowed Fund for Excellence. Established to honor Charles Kleibacker’s commitment to Columbus and to design, the Fund supports, among other things, public programs that address broad issues of art and culture.

Support Provided by
Geraldine Schottenstein Hoffman
Charles Kleibacker Endowed Fund for Excellence