TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND | USA | 2020 | 81 MIN | NR | ENGLISH
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.
Cast: Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, David Frost, Dick Cavett
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