The new documentary Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Warhol Superstar, by James Rasin, puts all of this into intimate perspective, drawing from archival footage and modern and vintage interviews, as well as Candy Darlings own diaries and letters. But its also, inevitably, an inside view of Darlings milieu and its tumultuous, glitter-strewn era, delivered with sensitivity and a bittersweet underside. Go for the cultural history lesson; stay for the inside story.
Beautiful Darling opens for a weeks run tonight at the Denver FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue, as part of the centers Cinema Q series; for showtimes and tickets, $7.25 to $9.75, visit www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456
May 20-26, 2011