This imaginary portrait—an allusion to the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast—is definitely not a traditional biography of Diane Arbus (Nicole Kidman). Set in New York in the 1950s, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus conjures an imagined summer in the photographer’s life. The story sets in motion her creative inspiration as an artist as well as her sexual awakening, which is sparked by an encounter with fictional upstairs neighbor Lionel Sweeney (Robert Downey, Jr.). He leads her into an alternative universe of fascinating characters, many of whom become subjects of her photographs. Coming to the Walker directly from the inaugural Rome Film Festival, this film opens in theaters in November. Special thanks to River Road Productions and Picturehouse. 2006, U.S., color, 35mm, 120 minutes.
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