High & Low: John Galliano w/dir. Kevin Macdonald

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An ARThouse and CLOSE UP special event.

Sunday, July 21 1:00p – Post-screening conversation with director Kevin McDonald, moderated by Joan Juliet Buck

The British fashion designer John Galliano was celebrated and adored before his downfall in 2011. This engrossing, knotty documentary portrait traces his rise, fall and rehabilitation.

“It’s surprising and refreshing that High & Low is as nuanced and thought-provoking as it is. Macdonald is interested in more than just the man and his misdemeanor: this is a film that tackles the theme of redemption in the era of cancellation.” —The Guardian

Kevin Macdonald is an Oscar-winning feature and documentary film director.

His films include ‘One Day in September’, a documentary about the 1972 murder of 11 Israeli athletes, which won him the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, climbing documentary ‘Touching the Void’, historical drama ‘The Last King of Scotland’, which won Forest Whitaker the Academy Award for Best Actor, and acclaimed documentaries on artists Whitney Houston and Bob Marley.

In 2010, Kevin, with Executive Producer Ridley Scott, directed the crowd-sourced documentary feature ‘Life in a Day’. A partnership between YouTube, RSA Films, and LG electronics, ‘Life in a Day’ told the story of one single ordinary day and included scenes selected from over 80,000 submissions. Kevin and Ridley revisited the project for ‘Life in a Day 2020’ with the film premiering on YouTube in February 2021.

Kevin has directed two projects for release early 2021. Feature documentary ‘Bruno v Tyson’ which charts the sensational highs and lows of two of the world’s most iconic black sportsmen; and Guantanamo Bay legal drama ‘The Mauritanian’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodie Foster, and Tahar Rahim.

Joan Juliet Buck (moderator) is an American writer and actress who grew up in Cannes, Paris, and London, and knew Artie Shaw. She was the editor-in-chief of French Vogue from 1994 to 2001, the only American ever to have edited a French magazine. She was contributing editor to Vogue and Vanity Fair for many years, and writes for Harper’s Bazaar. The author of two novels, she published a memoir, The Price of Illusion, in 2017. In 2020, she was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her short story, “Corona Diary.” She is the only child of Jules Buck, an American film producer, who moved his family to Europe in 1952 in reaction to ’50s political repression. Her mother, Joyce Ruth Getz was a child model, actress, and interior designer. As a teenager Buck met Tom Wolfe and became the subject of his piece, “The Life and Hard Times of a Teenage London Society Girl,” which he republished in The Pump House Gang.