Behind The Candelabra (15)

2013 (USA)(Biography, Drama Romance)
Starring: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman
Director: Steven Soderbergh

Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. The film tells the story of how Liberace met a handsome young man in the summer 1977, Scott Thorson which was the start of a 5 years secretive love affair. It’s very funny, oddly sweet, occasionally scathing, and consistently brilliant, Behind the Candelabra is a dazzling depiction of an exceptional subject. (1hr 58min)