Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

USA 2017. Dir: James Crump. 95 min. DCP

“Electrifying ... A heady mix of glamour, fashion, and disco that’s impossible to resist.”
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VANCOUVER PREMIERE! EXCLUSIVE FIRST RUN! Grace Jones. Jessica Lange. Karl Lagerfeld. Tina Chow. Pat Cleveland. Jerry Hall. Andy Warhol. Bill Cunningham. Grace Coddington. Patti D’Arbanville. Yves Saint Laurent. All were part of the inner circle of Puerto Rico-born, Bronx-raised Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), a fashion illustrator and trendsetter whose groundbreaking work and magnetic presence energized the New York and Paris fashion scenes in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Lopez’s vibrant drawings — for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and other publications — injected street smarts and racial/ethnic diversity into a staid industry. He is credited with discovering some of the era’s iconic faces, including Jones, Lange, Chow, and Hall. He was a seductive presence in every sense of the word. Tailor-made from fabulous archival footage and affecting contemporary interviews, James Crump’s hugely entertaining documentary vividly captures an influential talent and his near-mythical milieu, a glamourous world of high style, decadent nightlife, and radical social, cultural, and sexual transformation.


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“Dazzling ... Crump’s film isn’t just fun to watch, its an essential reminder of an artist and innovator who has been largely forgotten.”

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