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The Fabulous Allan Carr

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4:00 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Grease. Can’t Stop the Music. Broadway’s La Cage aux Folles. Rob Lowe and Snow White at the 1989 Academy Awards. The mastermind behind them all? The flamboyant, caftan-loving, creative genius, Allan Carr.

After almost 20 years working in television and producing a string of minor b-movies, Carr finally hit the jackpot with Grease, the highest grossing film of 1978. The subsequent money and fame made Carr the toast of Tinseltown, and his hedonistic parties, overflowing with cocaine and beautiful blond boys, were the place to be. But his success led to a string of disastrous career decisions—including Grease 2, Where the Boys Are, the Village People flop and the Oscars debacle—and it all came crashing down around him.

Inside Out favourite Jeffrey Schwarz (Vito, Tab Hunter Confidential) returns with a wildly entertaining portrait of the "Grand Poobah of the Hollywood gay scene" that is pure box office gold.

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