LARGER THAN LIFE:
DIRECTED BY TIFFANY BARTOK
(2017, DOCUMENTARY, 96 MINS, USA, CP)
Legendary makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin arrived in New York City from the small town of Lafayette, Louisiana, after spending his childhood expressing himself through drawing, painting, and makeup. In search of relief from confusion about his identity and constant bullying, Kevyn found instant and explosive acceptance in the fashion world. Armed with groundbreaking contouring techniques, an infectious personality, and a mission to make everyone feel beautiful, he shot to fame doing makeup for supermodels and celebrities throughout the 1980s and ’90s. Kevyn died mysteriously in 2002, at the height of his fame. Larger Than Life explores Kevyn’s rich, beautiful, complicated life through the story of his untimely passing and the inspiring legacy he left behind.