Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland Run Time: 86 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Dick Cavett, Jim Parsons, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Zachary Quinto
Country: United States
“A fascinating portrait that astutely uses their decades-long, sometimes rocky friendship to shed light on their respective personas”
– Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter
About the film:
Official Selection of Telluride Film Festival and NewFest, New York’s annual LGBTQ+ film festival.
The parallel lives of writer Truman Capote (1924-84) and playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-83): two friends, two geniuses who, while creating sublime works, were haunted by the ghosts of the past, the shadow of constant doubt, the demon of addictions and the blinding, deceptive glare of success.
About the filmmaker:
Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland has been immersed in the world of fashion and art for the past 25 years, and her films focus on the compelling stories of 20th century figures who reinvented themselves.
Her first book was accompanied by her directorial debut, the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. The film premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, and went on to win the fashion category for the Design of the Year Awards at the Design Museum in London. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict premiered at Tribeca in 2015, and Love, Cecil premiered at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival, accompanied by her second book. In addition, Immordino Vreeland directs the award-winning short documentary series Art of Style for M2M (Made to Measure.)
Learn how Immordino Vreeland began her filmmaking journey in her article for Talkhouse.See our upcoming films