Gia (20th Anniversary Screening)
Winner, Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe 1999
Dir. Michael Cristofer, USA, 1998, 123 min
It’s been 20 years since Angelina Jolie chronicled the life of supermodel Gia Carangi in Michael Cristofer’s now-classic HBO movie. Carangi, who rose to meteoric fame in late 70s New York, was known for her trademark temper and bold, unapologetic fashion style, but died young from AIDS-related complications. While the film has long been considered essential LGBTQ viewing, it’s rarely enjoyed on the big screen.
Revisit it with us, your NewFest family and soak up the sultry scenes between Jolie and costar Elizabeth Mitchell, as well as revel in supporting roles from icons Mercedes Ruehl and Faye Dunaway as Gia’s mother and modeling agent, respectively. An HBO Original Film.
Writer: Michael Cristofer, Jay McInerney
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Mercedes Ruehl, Elizabeth Mitchell