The Fabulous Allan Carr

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Documentary | Gay | UNCLASSIFIED 18+ | 90 MINS | USA | 2017


‘Garishly colorful, packed with stars, legendary parties, and a wide streak of pathos, it’s a singular life story entertainingly recounted.’


Notorious for his debaucherous parties that were filled to the brim with drugs, sex and stars from both old and new Hollywood, Allan Carr ruled the social scene. The extravagant kaftan-wearing manager-turned-producer was a larger than life personality. A marketing genius, he built his bombastic reputation against the success of hit musical Grease and Broadway triumph La Cage Aux Folles. This all came to devastating crash after he produced the infamous 1989 Academy Awards. Prolific documentarian Jeffrey Schwarz, who brought us Vito (MQFF 2012), I am Divine (MQFF 2014) and Tab Hunter Confidential (MQFF 2016), details Carr’s rise up the Hollywood ladder through out-and-out grit and fandom featuring interviews with those that knew him dearly, including Bruce Vilanch, Lorna Luft, Marlo Thomas and Steve Guttenberg.

Courtesy: Film Collaborative

Proudly presented by Herbert Smith Freehills

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