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Celebrity: Dominick Dunne
Australia (MIFF 2008 , MIFF Premiere Film Fund)
Director: Tim Jolley & Kirsty De Garis
“The story of Dunne’s life is as much about reinvention and the courage to change direction as it is a current study of the shallow, celebrity-crazed state of popular culture.” – filmmaker Kirsty de Garis
Vanity Fair special correspondent Dominick Dunne has become known the world over for his insights into the complex stories of victims and perpetrators in high profile murder cases. His powerful commentaries have made compelling reading for over a quarter of a century.
Now, aged 81, while covering the recent murder trial of music producer Phil Spector for Vanity Fair, Dunne reflects upon his past as a decorated World War II veteran, his rise and spectacular collapse as a Hollywood producer and his rebirth as a writer, leading us through his world of intrigue, show biz and the all-pervasive cult of celebrity.
Kirsty de Garis and Tim Jolley are guests of the festival.
D/S Kirsty de Garis, Tim Jolley P Sue Maslin, Daryl Dellora,
Kristy de Garis, Timothy Jolley WS Mercury Media International