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The Aggie and the ecstasy: an interview with filmmaker Catherine Gund

The Aggie and the ecstasy: an interview with filmmaker Catherine Gund

By Gregg Shapiro

Lesbian documentary filmmaker Catherine Gund has an exceptional eye for subject matter when it comes to her movie projects. The subject of her new doc 'Aggie' is about her mother; art collector-philanthropist Agnes Gund.

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The fashion documentary of 2020 is here. At 98 years old, Pierre Cardin still has the magic, as does the film about his incredible life and 70-year career, House of Cardin.


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By Vic Gerami | August 26, 2020

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