Documentary, dir. by Ebs Burnough
US, 2019, 91 mins
Newly discovered interviews with friends of Truman Capote made by The Paris Review’s co-founder George Plimpton blends with Capote’s notorious television appearances in this fascinating documentary on the author (and socialite) behind Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood.
This film will be preceded by a short, "My First Time: Vivian Gornick." In this short film, Gornick discusses her first book, In Search of Ali Mahmoud: An American Woman in Egypt, as part of The Paris Review's “My First Time” series. Inspired by the Review's famous Writers at Work interviews, “My First Time” is a series of documentary shorts about how writers got their start. Each interview is a portrait of the artist as a beginner—and a look at the creative process in all its joy, abjection, delusion, and euphoria.
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