Official Selection: SxSW
Tab Hunter Confidential tells the story of the handsome heartthrob, actor and singer who became one of the most popular Hollywood male leads following Battle Cry (1955). With a career that has seen him play in roles opposite the likes of Natalie Wood, Sophia Loren, Debbie Reynolds and Divine (in John Water’s Polyester), Tab Hunter also topped the charts with Young Love in 1957. But against the background of 1950s America Tab had one secret; he’s gay.
Multi -award winning director Jeffrey Schwarz, whose previous films include I Am Divine and Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, both of which screened at Revelation, tells the story of Tab Hunter through interviews with the star, with John Waters, Clint Eastwood, Debbie Reynolds, and many others.
As a director Schwarz has a genuine understanding of stardom and a pure appreciation for his material. His love of his subjects shines through in his work with an infectious enthusiasm that makes his movies a true joy to watch.
Sat 11th, 2pm - Luna Leederville
Sun 12th, 7:15pm - Paradiso