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Certified Fresh with 91% on Rotten Tomatoes!
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 adaptions: 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.
USA, 2020, 86 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland
"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 immersive portrait of literary icons, friends, and rivals… a creative way into the ubiquitous figures."– Jude Dry, Indiewire
“It is a story told in their own words and serves as a reminder of what eloquent, witty, self-aware and sensitive individuals they were”– Allan Hunter, Screen Daily
“A compelling story of a deep and abiding friendship, warts and all… of two genius misfits who rocked the literary world at, in hindsight, just the right time.”– Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
“Takes their great talents as a given and happily refuses to sensationalize their struggles… the film succeeds in bringing these remarkable figures a bit closer to us."– Todd McCarthy, Deadline