Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Year: 2020
Running Time: 81
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

Cast
Truman Capote
Tennessee Williams

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Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland


The work, lives, and personal journeys of iconic American artists Truman Capote and Tennesee Williams coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland distills the loves, fears, and artistic achievements of these masters via an array of archival materials, film clips, and vibrant voiceover work from Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto as Capote and Williams, respectively. Packed with pearls of wisdoms and eloquent observations, the film celebrates the sometimes tumultuous friendship of the titular writers through the ages, while honoring the way their queer identity informed their world-renowned artistic achievements and relationships with their family, confidants, and — most significantly — each other.

This film opens June 18 in select theaters and virtual cinemas nationwide. Click here to learn more about Kino Marquee and find a virtual cinema supporting a theater near you.

Reviews

“An immersive portrait of literary icons, friends, and rivals… a creative way into the ubiquitous figures.”

“A fascinating account of a loving but troubled relationship… succeeds beautifully in providing a revealing look at their troubled psyches.”

“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.”

“A truly captivating and cleverly contrasting examination of two of the most significant writers of the last century.”

“The greatest service… is the attention it grants to the written words of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams.”

“A visually appealing mosaic of iconic photographs, television interviews, magazine articles, clippings and comments that combine to fully immerse us in the lives and loves of both men.”



Awards

  • Official Selection: Telluride Film Festival

  • Official Selection: Hamptons International Film Festival

  • Official Selection: NewFest: The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival

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