Tab Hunter Confidential
Documentary | English | 90 min
Cinema Detroit - Theater 1Sat, Jun 6, 2015 9:45 PM Event Date Passed  
Redford TheatreMon, Jun 8, 2015 5:00 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Film Type:Documentary
Release Year:2014
Run Time:90 min
Production Country:United States
Festivals:South by Southwest Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jeffrey Schwarz
Cast:Clint Eastwood
Paul Newman
Portia de Rossi
Produced By:Allan Glaser
Neil Koenigsberg
Jeffrey Schwarz

With reality television airing all sides of celebrity with unabashed aplomb, it is fascinating to think there was a time when those in the spotlight longed to keep their private life private.  Such was the case with Tab Hunter, reigning heartthrob of Hollywood and the chart-topper of recorded music of the 1950s.  With the studios manufacturing the ideal image of what the quintessential matinee idol should be to America, it was easy to gloss over what the real person driving that fan frenzy wants to be.  The audience gets first-hand, revealing accounts of life under the limelight and behind the curtain from the entertainer, while smartly weaving in rare archival footage, and intimate accounts from the likes of Clint Eastwood, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Osborne and John Waters.  The result is an important documentary for the moment that is at times heartbreaking and altogether inspiring.  The film saw its world premiere at 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival.

Additional Information

Special thanks to Motor City Pride 2015 and the Redford Theatre


Post-screening Q&A on Saturday, June 6 at Cinema Detroit

Guests Expected: Jon Glover, producer

Post-screening Q&A on Monday, June 8 at  The Redford Theatre

Guests Expected: Jon Glover, producer

Post-screening Q&A on Friday, June 12 at the Michigan Theater

Guests Expected: Tab Hunter, film subject and star (via Skype)

Post-screening Q&A on Sunday, June 14 at The U-M Modern Languages Building

Guests Expected: Tab Hunter, film subject and star (via Skype)