The  2019 eighth 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.

Films featured this year include:

Love, Cecil
Thur., Aug. 15, 6:00 pm
Oscar®-winning set and costume designer, photographer, writer, and painter Cecil Beaton was a dazzling chronicler and an arbiter of his time. From the front lines of war to the pages of Vogue, Beaton embodied the cultural and political changes of the twentieth century. In this tender portrait, director Lisa Immordino Vreeland blends archival footage and photographs with voice over of Beaton’s famed diaries to capture his legacy. 98 minutes


Fri., Aug. 16, 6:00 pm
A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed/written by Peter Ettedgui. 111 minutes


Borsalino City
Sat., Aug. 17, 2:00 pm
During Hollywood’s golden years, everyone wore a Borsalino hat. This film shares the history of the iconic garment, from the factory where it was conceived in a small Italian town, to the glamorous world of international movie stars. 79 minutes


Please note that all films are recommended for adult audiences, and limited seating is available. Toguarantee a seat, please make a reservation early by visiting foradditional films, tickets, and show times.

Support for this program was generously provided by Geraldine Schottenstein Hoffman and the Charles Kleibacker Endowed Fund for Excellence. Established to honor the 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.

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