Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vitagraph to take VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR into expanded marketplace

The fashion conscious are running down the runway to see VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR, boosting it into the position of highest grossing documentary of 2009. Now open in New York, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay area and Los Angeles, it continues to roll out across the country with director Matt Tyranuer in person for q & a in as many as 3 cities per weekend!

Vogue columnist Andre Leon Talley will join the director for q & a at the City Cinemas 1, 2, 3 in Manhattan on Friday when the film expands beyond the Film Forum where it opened on March 18. Vitagraph Films will now work with the filmmakers to expand the number of cities where the film will open.

VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR is a feature-length film on the legendary designer Valentino Garavani in the wake of his exit in 2008 from the company he founded in Rome more than 45 years ago. Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine, the film is an intimate, engaging and very funny fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy's richest and most famous men. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of Valentino’s celebrated career, tells the story of his extraordinary life and work, and also explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today. But at the heart of the film is the unique relationship between Valentino and his business partner and companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti.

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