“‘I was 16 years-old when I met him,’ Truman Capote reminisced of his dear friend Tennessee Williams upon the latter’s death. ‘He was 13 years older than I was, a waiter, and an aspiring playwright. We became great friends.’ Yet their relationship was both profound and tempestuous. Both were openly gay men from the South who fled to New York City in search of literary success. Each would attain it, becoming famous in the process, though this celebrity, particularly later in life, often eclipsed their artistic achievements. Personal heartbreaks, creative failures, and substance abuse damaged both men, straining their friendship to the point where Capote and Williams publicly traded unsparing, malefic critiques of each other. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict) uses archival interviews and extensive excerpts from the writers’ letters, diaries, film adaptions and published works to chart the parallel development of their lives and careers. Giving voice to these words, Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto—as Capote and Williams respectively—channel the personality, voice, and distinctive wit of each author, reinvigorating their enduring works for generations new and old. What emerges is a cinematic collage that provides illuminating insight into the towering talent and troubled psyches of two great American writers.” -SIFF
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