Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story


Year: 2017
Country: USA
Run Time: 102 minutes

Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story

Raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Kevyn Aucoin was decidedly considered an unusual child. His room was filled with pictures of Streisand and his schooldays with beatings and torment. But Kevyn proved as resilient as he was rebellious. At 21, he went to New York City and simply walked into the offices of Vogue like he belonged there. Which he did. It was a time when the idea of a make-up artist in fashion was unknown. It was also a time of terror with the advent of AIDS. Kevyn’s astounding eye for color and fearlessly innovative spirit soon conquered the fashion world. LARGER THAN LIFE is as fascinating and flamboyant as its subject. It is an intimate scrapbook of Kevyn’s life, work, and very famous clients, including Cher, Tina Turner, and Whitney Houston. It is also the story of his lifelong struggle with Acromegaly (a growth hormone disorder) and the inner demons that conspired to cut his life short. Kevyn considered everyone beautiful. You will agree with him. —C.R.

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Tiffany Bartok

Tiffany Bartok was born in 1975 in Portland, Oregon. She received her B.F.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Bartok has worked as an actress, makeup artist, director, and producer. Her talents as a producer have been the subject of a New York Times Art Section feature.


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