Trailer Alert: Truman & Tennessee

The brilliant work, personal struggles and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in the innovative new dual-portrait documentary Truman & Tennessee.

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 adaptations: A Streetcar Named DesireCat on a Hot Tin RoofThe Glass MenagerieBreakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood.

Featuring vibrant voiceover work by award-winning actors Jim Parsons (as Capote) and Zachary Quinto (as 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.

 

Watch the trailer for Truman & Tennessee below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD on August 17th.

 

Love, Cecil is a terrific doc about the life of legendary photographer Cecil Beaton

Oscar®-winning set and costume designer, photographer, writer and painter Cecil Beaton was not only a dazzling chronicler, but an arbiter of his time. From the “Bright Young Things” to the front lines of war to the international belle monde and the pages of Vogue and then onto the Queen’s official photographer, Beaton embodied the cultural and political changes of the twentieth century.

 

In this tender portrait, director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To TravelPeggy Guggenheim: Art Addict) blends archival footage and photographs with voice over of Beaton’s famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. Dynamic and lyrical, Love, Cecil is an examination of Beaton’s singular sense of the visual, which dictated a style that set standards of creativity that continue to resonate and inspire today. The film is narrated by Rupert Everett.

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