Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

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Available Until: 7/29/21 11:59 PM

Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$9.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Documentary
Literature
Arts
Culture & Society
LGBTQ+
Women Directors
Release Year:2020
Runtime:81 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epUZZheLXuA
Cast/Crew
Director:Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Executive Producer:Brian Devine
Brook Devine
Producer:Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Mark Lee
Jonathan Gray
John Northrup
Cinematographer:Shane Sigler
Editor:Bernadine Colish
Composer:Madì
Principal Cast:Jim Parsons
Zachary Quinto

Description

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About the Film

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 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.


Press

"Beautifully constructed... captivating. A wonderfully evocative time capsule and a candid tribute to a pair of artistic legends." - Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"Offers a vivid sketch… like hearing one author in stereo." - Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

"An insightful window into the minds of two literary greats and queer icons… an intimate and immersive study of two men immortalised through words." - Pat Mullen, POV Magazine


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