Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

2020| 12| 86 mins| / / /

Sponsored by CityFibre

Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Starring: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto

Available to stream at home from Friday 30 April

Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams — writers, celebrities, geniuses — catapulted to fame in the 1950s, sparking a friendship and rivalry spanning nearly 40 years until their deaths within a year of each other. Inextricably entwined, the icons of their time were creative powerhouses and gay men who dealt with success and its evanescence in vastly different ways.

In Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) brings the two forces together in a unique and fascinating tête-à-tête, comparing and contrasting their trajectories through the writers’ own duelling voices.

Both created rich, imaginary worlds and characters (Blanche DuBois, Holly Golightly) that left indelible marks on the era — and both paid the price of colossal success and fame through alcoholism and periods of artistic stagnation.

Using rich archival footage, and actors Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto portraying, respectively, the voices of Capote and Williams, this captivating documentary poetically examines the working lives and social impact of two tumultuous compatriots who electrified 20th-century culture.

★★★★ “REVELATORY” IndieWire

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Stream on demand for £9.99. You’ll have 48 hours to watch the film. 50% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.

Click here to rent the film + Q&A with director Lisa Immordino Vreeland hosted by Jason Solomons

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