The seventh annual Charles Kleibacker Film Festival celebrates the legacy 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 limited seating is available. To guarantee a seat, please make a reservation early.
Thursday, August 16
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is the in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker, revered by celebrities, stylists, and industry icons for generations. Please note: regular seating for this film is now soldout. Only overflow seating is available.
Friday, August 17
House of Z chronicles the meteoric rise of fashion designer Zac Posen, his epic fall from favor, and his challenge to rebuild his company and his reputation. The film is a portrait of an artist as a young man, an insider’s view of the ups and downs of the fashion industry, and a look behind the curtain of one of the most distinguished brands in the world.
Saturday, August 18
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco is a documentary-based time capsule concerning Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 and viewed through the eyes of fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. A native of Puerto Rico and raised in The Bronx, Antonio was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour who brought elements of the urban street to a postwar fashion world desperate for change and diversity.
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.