Even by today's more open-minded standards, Christopher Isherwood's relationship with Don Bachardy is an eyebrow raiser. When they first met, Isherwood was fast approaching 50, and Bachardy was a very young-looking 18-year-old. Though they were to stay together until Isherwood's death 33 years later, that age difference would remain unalterable fact between them. Based largely around the razor-sharp recollections of a still spry Bachardy, this highly watchable documentary from Tina Mascara and Guido Santi explores that relationship in some detail.
British-born, upper-class Isherwood was already an established novelist, essayist, screenwriter and playwright ...