As the #1 American musical act of the 1970s, The Carpenters were “top of the world,” producing a string of pop music masterpieces, including “Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” and “Rainy Days and Mondays.” But behind closed doors, Karen’s quest for perfectionism resulted in low self-esteem, a disheartening love life, and a very public battle with anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder that resulted in her untimely death at the age of only 32.
KAREN CARPENTER: STARVING FOR PERFECTION is a captivating, revealing, and unvarnished documentary providing astounding new insight into the singer’s tragically short life and enduring musical legacy. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with writer/producer Randy Schmidt and executive producer Andy Streitfeld.
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