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Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Romance | 13 June 2008 (USA)
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The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.
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Credited cast:
W.H. Auden W.H. Auden ... Self (archive footage)
Don Bachardy Don Bachardy ... Self
Ted Bachardy Ted Bachardy ... Self
James Berg James Berg ... Self (as Jim Berg)
John Boorman ... Self
Paul Bowles ... Self (archive footage)
Katherine Bucknell Katherine Bucknell ... Self
Leslie Caron ... Self
Eduardo Correia Eduardo Correia ... Ahmed
E.M. Forster ... Self (archive footage)
Chris Freeman Chris Freeman ... Self
Charlie Gordon Charlie Gordon ... First Dinner Guest
Kenneth Grimes Kenneth Grimes ... Paul Bowles (as Ken Grimes)
Sara S. Hodson Sara S. Hodson ... Self
Evelyn Hooker Evelyn Hooker ... Self (archive footage)
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Depicts the remarkable life of artist Don Bachardy and his relationship with the distinguished writer Christopher Isherwood. Includes footage shot by Chris and Don in the 1950s and interviews with Leslie Caron, John Boorman, Liza Minnelli, and others. Isherwood and Bachardy were open about their life together, regardless of the waves it caused. This was during a period when gay relationships were not acceptable. The age difference in their relationship brought obvious personal problems that had to be addressed. Don often felt disregarded by Chris's famous friends and frequently was. Nevertheless, Bachardy pursued his art career with great energy, painting and drawing every day. Finding a vocation gave Don a sense of fulfillment and independence. He began to realize that he could function independently, which made him question whether he wanted to stay with Isherwood. Don toyed with leaving the relationship and striking out on his own, however he decided not to as he realized his love ... Written by Asphalt Stars Productions

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No one believed they could last so long...


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26 March 2014 | by TheFrankieSezSee all my reviews

Who cares. That's all I kept thinking while watching this. A love story about some random gay couple in the 40's. And? I found it incredibly boring and found nothing about either one of these two guys particularly interesting.

Being gay in those days I will admit was pretty much the only interesting thing about this story otherwise I see them as nothing more than a pair of nerdy guys who are really not worthy of filming an entire documentary about. Not only that but it's just another old story of a couple with a big age difference. Control, dominance and the like. This story falls short mostly because of the lack luster characters, there's just nothing special or engaging about either of them. I just don't see it


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Language:

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Release Date:

13 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chris & Don: Uma História de Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,337, 15 June 2008

Gross USA:

$216,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,110
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