HELMUT NEWTON:  THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Directed by Gero von Boehm Available in virtual cinemas through Kino Marquee starting Fri July 24

Grace Jones, Isabella Rossellini, Anna Wintour, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Faithfull, Claudia Schiffer, and Hanna Schygulla in
The wildly entertaining new documentary
on the legendary and controversial fashion photographer,
on the occasion of his centennial
Directed by Gero von Boehm / Germany / 89 min
Official selection & World Premiere: Tribeca Film Festival 2020
Available in virtual cinemas through Kino Marquee starting Fri July 24

Inspired by his roots in Berlin, German photographer Helmut Newton rose to a cult status that exists today, even after his tragic death in a Los Angeles car crash in 2006. He bounced around from Singapore to Australia to Paris to Los Angeles, but Weimer Germany would become the visual hallmark and signature of his work — the past would continue to haunt each and every image.

As one of the great masters of photography, Newton made a name for himself exploring and elevating the female form. Through candid interviews, Grace Jones, Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, Anna Wintour and others, including Newton’s wife June, share their thoughts on Newton’s life and legacy, and remain at the core of his work — capturing provocative, unconventional and, at times, subversive images of women. His unique and striking way of depicting women still begs the controversial question — were these women subjects or objects for Newton? The film also features home movies, archival footage, and of course still photographs to create this portrait of a controversial genius. – Tribeca Film Festival

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.