5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90036

2006 color 122min
Scr Erin Cressida Wilson
dir Steven Shainberg
Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin, Jane Alexander.
Special guest: director Steven Shainberg will be present for a Q & A following the screening.

Here is an amazing fairy story from modern Manhattan, a version of Beauty and the Beast (but which is which?). Diane Arbus is married & the mother of two. She helps her husband's photography business & the family fur company. And she is a nervous wreck-because she isn't expressing herself. Then a stranger moves into the upstairs apartment. Call him Lionel, & step carefully. He is rare & alarming, but he is a tender soul who will introduce Diane to the lives of the other than ordinary. He will give us the Arbus we know. This is an astonishingly bold fable by Steven Shainberg (SECRETARY) that relies to a great extent on the courage, the beauty, & the sheer adventurousness of its 2 central players: Robert Downey Jr. as Lionel, & Nicole Kidman going for broke again. –Telluride Film Festival

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Added by kiracle on October 8, 2006