Behind the Candelabra

Steven Soderberg’s film features terrific performances from Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his younger lover. Set in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Liberace’s fame was at its height, we follow their relationship as the extravagance of Liberace’s tastes in furnishings, outfits and facelifts takes its toll. The film won three Emmy Awards including Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Lead Actor (Douglas). Rob Lowe’s cameo is unforgettable.