Chris & Don: A Love Story Poster

Release Date: June 13th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
This poignant documentary presents the story behind the real-life romance between lauded writer Christopher Isherwood and his considerably younger partner, Don Bachardy. Not even 20 years old when he meets Isherwood, Bachardy becomes a respected artist, thanks, in part, to his lover's support. An openly gay couple during an era when homosexuals often remained closeted, Isherwood and Bachardy face plenty of challenges, but they see each other through hard times with commitment and love.

Cast: James Berg, John Boorman, Paul Bowles, Don Bachardy, Ted Bachardy, Katherine Bucknell

Director: Tina Mascara, Guido Santi

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Zeitgeist

Keywords: Love, Growing up, 1950s, Touching, 1970s, 1980s, Creative, 1960s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This is the portrait of a marriage as full and enviable as the greatest unions in literature. show more

  • Even a klutz could hardly make a bad movie about these compelling figures. Thankfully though, Guido Santi and Tina Mascara are superb filmmakers, fully alive in their terrific film Chris & Don: A Love Story to all the undercurrents of art, social class, sexual orientation, challenging relationships and, most especially, the touching love story at the heart of their film. show more

  • In part, the documentary answers the question of why some couples flourish and others flounder. show more

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