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Fash Film Fete Features: The Gospel According to Andre
March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Phoenix Art Museum and FashFilmFete, a film festival celebrating fashion storytelling, for a night at the museum when fashion meets film. The quarterly screening series will feature films where fashion is a pivotal component to the storytelling. Each screening will include a discussion panel with an audience Q&A after the film. As with the festival, the goal of the series is to bring together a global community of fashion and film aficionados and enthusiasts to explore style in cinema and its influence on pop culture, fashion design, contemporary art and beauty standards; with a mission to provide a platform for historically underrepresented voices in film and fashion, specifically women and people of color.
Ticket Price: $5
Synopsis: André Leon Talley (1948-2022) has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Kate Novack’s intimate portrait, The Gospel According to André takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times.
Novack’s film draws fascinating, heretofore unexplored connections, between the elegance of André’s beloved grandmother and the Black Church of his youth and his later iconic, barrier-breaking work at publications like Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue. Weaving together a wealth of archival footage from the most glamorous moments in fashion history with André’s poignant reflections on his life and career, The Gospel According to André is a cinematic monument to one of the most unique figures of 20th Century American culture.
Produced by the team who brought viewers The First Monday in May and Page One: Inside The New York Times and featuring commentary from fashion luminaries including Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, The Gospel According to André is an indispensable addition to the growing canon of fashion documentaries.
Director: Kate Novack
Runtime: 94 minutes
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzZkVGCY5rY&t=2s