Streaming Release!

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful


Live free virtual Q&A with director Gero von Boehm and film subject Isabella Rossellini on Saturday, August 1 at 1:00pm PST! Click here to watch on YouTube.

Once you purchase an “e-ticket” you will be sent a link & password to view the film. The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful for 72 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

An official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful follows the life of the legendary and controversial German photographer. Inspired by his roots in Berlin, Helmut Newton rose to a cult status that exists today, even after his tragic death in a Los Angeles car crash in 2006. He bounced around from Singapore to Australia to Paris to Los Angeles, but Weimer Germany would become the visual hallmark and signature of his work — the past would continue to haunt each and every image.  Through candid interviews, Grace Jones, Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, Anna Wintour and others, including Newton’s wife June, share their thoughts on Newton’s life and legacy, and remain at the core of his work — capturing provocative, unconventional and, at times, subversive images of women. His unique and striking way of depicting women still begs the controversial question — were these women subjects or objects for Newton? The film also features home movies, archival footage, and of course still photographs to create this portrait of a controversial genius.   (Dir. by Gero von Boehm, 2020, USA, 93 mins., Not Rated)