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WATCH: Featurette on Soderbergh's Cannes-Bound 'Behind the Candelabra,' Starring Douglas and Damon

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 4, 2013 at 4:27PM

To prep you for Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," HBO just released a fantastic 12-minute short movie about the making of the feature. More than getting into the nitty-gritty of the production, these clips cover much of Liberace's biography, psychology, exuberance, and charisma.
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HBO's Behind the Candelabra

To prep you for Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," HBO just released a fantastic 12-minute short movie about the making of the feature. More than getting into the nitty-gritty of the production, these clips cover much of Liberace's biography, psychology, exuberance, and charisma. 

"Behind the Candelabra" is based on Scott Thorson's biography of the flamboyant pianist. Thornson, played by Matt Damon, was a long-time lover of the famed entertainer, played by Michael Douglas. The film also features Rob Lowe, Paul Reiser, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, and Debbie Reynolds. 

The HBO film will premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, before it shows on May 26 at 9 PM on the network. 

This article is related to: Matt Damon, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, HBO , HBO Films, Video, Cannes Film Festival, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.