Chris & Don. A Love Story
Directed by Tina Mascara and Guido Santi
Premiered August 31, 2007, at the Telluride Film Festival
Asphalt Stars Productions
Review by Paul Harris
Submitted November 13, 2007
On Sunday I managed to get a last-minute ticket, after standing in the rush line, for the bio-documentary: Chris and Don: A Love Story.
It was about 90 minutes long, and it was wonderful. The archival footage footage, especially of Don Bachardy, Isherwood’s long-time artist lover, was unbelievable. Bachardy was really cute as an 18 year old, and there was plenty of footage of him at that age and later, of course.
Furthermore, Bachardy is still alive and was at the screening, happily fielding questions from the audience.
One misleading thing was the film credits at the end. They gave a “cast of characters” listing, which misled some to believe that actors were portraying Bachardy when he was young. Not true. They explained that this only applied to a few spots necessary in assembling the film, and that most of it was genuine archival footage.
You should definitely see this when it comes to a general release.