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Back by popular demand, the Gene Siskel Film Center is delighted to present "Valentino: The Last Emperor" as part of the special events during Chicago Fashion Week! This must-see documentary by director Matt Tyrnauer will run only at the Gene Siskel Film Center from October 22nd through October 29th, 2009. If possible, we would appreciate any publicity for this film on your fashion blog to help spread the word!
As a part of this special event, we are offering special discounts for select screenings -- use promotion code "FASHBLOGS" to purchase discounted tickets for $7 each (instead of $10) -- in person only at our box office -- to the Monday, October 26th and Wednesday, October 28th screenings only.
Back by popular demand! VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR 2008, Matt Tyrnauer, USA, 96 min. “Like the subject’s meticulously constructed gowns, the film has more layers than initially meet the eye.”—Karina Longworth, Time Out New York “A little like gorging on chocolate and champagne…the film is steeped in the mood of LA DOLCE VITA redux.”—Stephen Holden, The New York Times In a world where emperors in the political sense have long since fallen, the world of haute couture still provides a throne, albeit an increasingly shaky one, for an imperious arbiter of female fashion the likes of Valentino Garavani, famed for his signature shade of red, and for dressing Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Gwyneth Paltrow, and scores of starlets, first ladies, and well-heeled wannabes. Director Tyrnauer, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, gains access to the luxurious inner sanctum, where pug dogs in earrings lie at the master’s feet or cavort for Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, his longtime partner and financial wizard. The designer’s over-the-top three-day retirement extravaganza in Rome is his (and the film’s) grand finale, and the featured cream of the fashion world includes Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, André Leon Talley, Alek Wek, Donatella Versace, and more, more, and more. 35mm. (BS)
October 22nd—8:15pm October 24th—3:30pm October 26th—8:45pm October 28th—8:15pm October 29th—8:45pm Additional Information:
Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601
Tickets to movies are $10 general admission, $7 students, $4 for students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute, $5 Film Center members.
For more information, call our hotline at (312) 846-2800.
All ticket levels are available at the Gene Siskel Film Center Box Office which opens at 5pm weekdays and 2pm weekends.