TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
First show: July 02
“Two of the most engaging and beguiling talkers – and, oh yes, two of the better writers – of the last century…make for easy and natural stablemates in Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s sympathetic and nicely shaped documentary, which takes their great talents as a given and happily refuses to sensationalize their struggles…makes both men vividly present.”
– Todd McCarthy
The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Love, Cecil; Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptations: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood. Featuring vibrant voiceover work by award-winning actors Jim Parsons (Capote) and Zachary Quinto (Williams), the film is dripping with wit and wisdom. It is a celebration of both men’s fearless candor and often tumultuous friendship that honors how their identity as gay Southerners informed their timeless artistic achievements and relationships with family, colleagues, confidants, and—most significantly—each other.
Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. With Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, David Frost & Dick Cavett. 2020. 81 mins.
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