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Charles Kleibacker Film Festival
Thursday August 21, 2014 – Saturday August 23, 2014

The 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 is available.  To guarantee a seat, please MAKE YOUR RESERVATION EARLY.

This year’ films highlight legendary moments and personalities of the fashion industry.

  • Thursday, August 21, 6:00 – 7:30 PM: Kleibacker Film Festival Reception & Cocktail Party
  • Thursday, August 21, 7:30 PM: Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
  • Friday, August 22, 5:00 PM: L’Amour Fou
  • Saturday, August 23, 2:00 PM: The Tents

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s, a film by Matthew Miele, gives audiences a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman’s iconic history. With a light touch, Miele explores not just the glamour but the passion behind the daily creation of this luxury mecca in a film that is an ode to a realm where creativity and commerce reign equally supreme.

L’Amour Fou provides an unprecedented look at Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé with whom he shared his life for forty years. According to Vanity Fair, this film by Pierre Thoretton is “[g]uaranteed to satisfy the Francophile and the fashioista in one fell swoop, with equal parts romanticism, elliptical French philosophizing, and a tasteful dab of decadence.”

The Tents is the first ever look behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week.  Fashion insiders, models, and designers including Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Glenda Bailey, Hal Rubenstein, Tommy Hilfiger and Zac Posen tell the story of how NY Fashion Week made New York the world’s fashion capital and how fashion became an integral part of pop culture.

Support for this program was generously provided by Nordstrom and 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