LOOK ME OVER – LIBERACE

 

 

“…WELL, LOOK ME OVER. I DIDN’T GET DRESSED LIKE THIS TO GO UNNOTICED!”

He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace – the King of Bling, led his life in the fast lanes between Hollywood, Las Vegas and Palm Springs. In the middle of the Californian desert, where Hollywood stars celebrated wild parties around private pools, he lived a paradoxical life of spectacle and secrecy, illusion and reality. His success is closely linked to the growing popularity of television and the American TV era. Scores of American housewives adored the musician who could play everything from jazz to classic. His public life was as paradoxical as his performances were glamorous. No other artist cultivated such an openly camp persona on America’s biggest stages while at the same time vehemently refusing to come out as gay, a façade Liberace kept up until his death. He was one of the first celebrities to die of complications from the AIDS virus, although his death was officially attributed to “heart failure” in order to preserve the memory of the one-man Disneyland. We examine his stellar career and its abrupt end in the context of America’s social and media history. Liberace’s story reflects the American dream – but also the country’s bigotry and the divisions of a rapidly growing society.

 ” I’m a one man Disneyland.”
LIBERACE

2020 | 90′ min | 16:9 I HD I CINEMA DOCUMENTARY – founded by NORDMEDIA and DEUTSCHER FILMFONDS

 

WRITTEN & DIRECTED                    JEREMY JP FEKETE
PRODUCTION                                   KINESCOPE FILM
CINEMA DISTRIBUTION                  EDITION SALZGEBER
OFFICIAL SITE                                  LOOK ME OVER – LIBERACE  / FACEBOOK SITE

 

GERMAN FILM PREMIER

LOOK ME OVER – LIBERACE          IN CINEMA           05.08.2022

 

TV PREMIER                                     on ARTE / Arte DOCUMANIA…coming in 2022

 

NOMINEES & AWARDS

2020 F E S T I V A L / WINNER, USA, „SILVER REMI AWARD“ 53 TH WORLDFEST HOUSTON FILM AWARDS
Category: Film & Video Production – Biographical & Autobiographical

2021 F E S T I V A L / WINNER, USA, „BRONZE WORLD MEDAL“ NEW YORK TV & FILM FESTIVALS FILM & VIDEO AWARDS
Category: Documentary – Biography, Profiles