Film Screening Alert: “The Gospel According to André” With Kate Novack and Dario Calmese 

Film Screening Alert: “The Gospel According to André” With Kate Novack and Dario Calmese 

On June 20, join the Downtown Alliance at Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan (28 Liberty St.) for a screening of “The Gospel According to André,” a captivating documentary that provides an intimate portrait of fashion industry legend André Leon Talley. Directed by Kate Novack, the film explores Talley’s remarkable journey from his upbringing in the segregated South to becoming one of the most influential voices in fashion.

Following Talley’s unparalleled career as a fashion editor, mentor, and tastemaker, the film delves into his groundbreaking work at publications like Vogue and his close relationships with legendary designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Diane von Furstenberg.

The documentary also delves into Talley’s complex personal life, highlighting his struggles and triumphs as a black man navigating the predominantly white world of high fashion, while also celebrating his unapologetic style and larger-than-life personality.

The screening, which is part of the Downtown Alliance’s New York on Film series, will be followed by a conversation with director Kate Novack and creative director, photographer, and design theorist Dario Calmese. Both intimately acquainted with Talley, Novack and Calmese will discuss the lasting impact of the film and Talley’s legacy within the fashion industry and beyond. 

Tickets are $5 and include popcorn and a beverage. All proceeds will be donated to the Institute of Black Imagination. The screening runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; get your ticket here.

photo: courtesy Magnolia Pictures

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