Larger than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story ★★★

SLIFF 2018 Spotlight

In recounting the striking accomplishments of the late American makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, 'Larger Than Life' relies on all the usual hallmarks of the subgenre: the unlikely Horatio Alger tale, distilled and neatly arranged; the plethora of vintage photos, press clippings, and home videos; the parade of family, friends, and colleagues who wistfully share their cherished anecdotes. However, Bartok shapes these standard raw materials into a vivacious, authentically touching portrait of a man who, in his mere 40 years on Earth, changed the landscape of beauty, fashion, and celebrity in sneakily profound ways...

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