Karen Carpenter: Starving for Perfection

MKE Film Festival

As the #1 American music act of the 1970s, the Carpenters were on "Top of the World," producing a string of pop masterpieces. Behind closed doors, Karen Carpenter's quest for perfection resulted in low self-esteem and a public battle with anorexia nervosa, leading to her untimely death at 32. For the first time, hear Karen's struggles in her own voice through never-before-released recordings and through the voices of those who knew her.


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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