The work, lives and personal journeys of two iconic American artists coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait documentary
Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A Streetcar Named Desire. In Cold Blood. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 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.
Cast: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto
Part of The 32nd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Photo of Truman Capote: 1978, Globe Photos, Mediapunch, Shutterstock; Photo of Tennessee WIlliams: Courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's
Photo of Tennessee Williams Courtesy by Clifford Coffin and Truman Capote, 1948 by Irving Penn © The Irving Penn Foundation.
Lisa Immordino Vreeland