Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story
$12 General Admission
From the age of 11, Kevyn Aucoin was sure that he wanted to be a makeup artist, so sure that he left his small town of Lafayette, Louisiana for New York to pursue it. Young, eager, and very talented, Kevyn created a name for himself through his technique and warm personality. But his drive, coupled with his personal struggle with depression, presented many challenges.
Using archival footage of intimate interviews with family, friends, lovers, and many of the celebrated models and actors that he worked with (Cynthia Crawford, Isabella Rossellini, Kate Moss, Cher), filmmaker Tiffany Bartok presents a man that shook up the make-up industry and left an indelible mark on both the art and the people whom he loved.
“Make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin wasn’t just a man who knew how to apply blush… Aucoin was a painter and sculptor. A maestro of the face,” who beautified “every diva from the late 1980 into the early aughts you can name.” – Cleveland