Soderbergh delivers pure warmth


“Behind the Candelabra” is a 2013 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh about the life of pianist Liberace and the secret affair he had with young Scott Thorson, based on Thorson’s memoir, “Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace” (1988).

     It premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2013 and was eligible to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Behind_the_Candelabra_poster     It aired on HBO on May 26, 2013. It will not be released theatrically in the United States and is not eligible for an Academy Award submission. It will be released theatrically June 7, 2013 in the United Kingdom.

     Cast consist of Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, Dan Aykroyd as Seymour Heller, Rob Lowe as Dr. Jack Startz, Debbie Reynolds as Frances Liberace, Scott Bakula as Bob Black, Tom Papa as Ray Arnett, Paul Reiser as Mr. Felder and Cheyenne Jackson as Billy Leatherwood (based on Liberace’s protegé Vince Cardell)

Editor’s film review: Not 5, but 10 stars that shows the huge professional talent of Liberace, including his personal warmth and goodness.

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