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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. The film dwells strongly on Capote’s final uncompleted novel, Answered Prayers, which set out to expose Manhattan’s social aristocracy after he befriended them.

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.

Please register for this free Zoom event. Registered audience members will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

LitFilm is presented with generous support from Warner Media

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