Zeitgeist Films has optioned the rights to the upcoming documentary Chris & Don: A Love Story. According to Variety, the film was directed by first timers Guido Santi and Tina Mascara.
The piece focuses on the thirty-year relationship between English writer Christopher Isherwood and American painter Don Bachardy. The narrative is comprised of interviews, home videos, actor re-enactments, and excerpts from Isherwood's diary.
Zeitgeist's Andrew Herwitz stated, "The fact that the film is about the 30-year love relationship between two men made it a natural for a number of the gay distributors to pursue. What I think is telling is that, ultimately, the strongest and best offer came from Zeitgeist, an arthouse distributor which appeals to mainstream audiences. I think this augurs for the crossover potential of the film."
A release date has not been set at this time.