This film is the true story of the passionate 3-decade relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood and American portrait painter Don Bachardy, 30 years his junior. Their against-all-odds saga is brought to dazzling life through contemporary reminiscences from Don and Hollywood friends such as John Boorman, Leslie Caron, and Liza Minnelli. Also included are home movies with legendary artists including W.H. Auden, Igor Stravinsky, and Tennessee Williams. With Isherwood's status as an out-and-proud gay hero, and Bachardy's eventual artistic triumph away from the shadow of his life partner, this DVD is above all a celebration of a most extraordinary couple.
The year's most romantic documentary chronicles the three-decade-long relationship between Hollywood writer Christopher Isherwood (Cabaret) and artist Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior. With an array of amazing interviews, archival footage, rare home movies (including such historical luminaries who the pair befriended as Tennessee Williams, W.H. Auden, and Igor Stravinksy), and sweet animations based on drawings the two used in their personal correspondence.