Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland • 2020 • United States
The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explode 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 most memorable movie adaptations of the duo’s work: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, and IN COLD BLOOD. Featuring vivid voice-over work by Jim Parsons (Capote) and Zachary Quinto (Williams), TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION is a celebration of both men’s fearless candor and tumultuous friendship that explores how their identity as gay southerners informed their timeless artistic achievements and relationships with family, colleagues, confidants, and each other.
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