Yanks weep over Dominick Dunne doco

20 October, 2008 by IF

[press release from Nixco]

New Australian documentary, Celebrity: Dominick Dunne played to packed houses at the Hamptons International Film Festival over the weekend. Audience members were moved to tears by the film, which chronicles the life of Vanity Fair’s special correspondent, Dominick Dunne.

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Speaking after the screening, Dunne, who saw the film with an audience for the first time at the Hamptons event, said, "It is tough to watch but I wouldn’t change anything. I never thought they would capture my whole life the way that they have."

Filmmakers Kirsty de Garis and Timothy Jolley were thrilled with the response to the film, which sold out both sessions at the Festival and left disappointed film-goers begging for tickets outside. De Garis and Jolley will now head for the Sheffield International Documentary Festival where the film will screen in early November.

A Brisbane season of the film has now been confirmed ahead of its release in Sydney and Melbourne this week. Celebrity: Dominick Dunne will screen at the Schonell Cinema & Live Theatre at the University of Queensland Union from 1 November.

Hollywood outcast, best-selling author and chronicler of the rich and famous, Dominick Dunne is one of the world’s leading journalists and society commentators. The 84 minute feature from directors Timothy Jolley and Kirsty de Garis, principals of Road Trip Film, features extraordinary access to Dunne’s world, including never-before-seen home video footage.

For the first time, Dominick tells his own story revealing his journey from unlikely war hero, Hollywood producer and outcast, to special correspondent and defining ‘voice’ of Vanity Fair magazine. Featuring Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, Tina Brown, Joan Didion and New York Post gossip columnist Liz Smith as well as legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans (The Godfather, Chinatown), the film presents a unique insight into the American psyche and it’s obsession with fame.

Celebrity: Dominick Dunne commences screening this Thursday 23 October at Cinema Nova in Melbourne and the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney. It will then screen at the Schonell Cinema & Live Theatre at the University of Queensland Union from 1 November. A special advance season presented in association with the Adelaide Film Festival is underway at the Mercury Cinema, Adelaide.

Marketing assistance has been provided courtesy of Screen Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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