The Capote Tapes
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Virtual Screening Available In the USA
Available Friday, October 8 – Thursday, October 21
With unprecedented access to the unique interview tapes of George Plimpton’s 1997 best-selling biography Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career, THE CAPOTE TAPES collages together audio archive, and on-camera interviews with the people who carry Truman’s legacy. Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked the downfall of the iconic author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote’s famous friends and infamous enemies, THE CAPOTE TAPES reveals the rise and fall of one of America’s most influential writers and public figures. Just as in Answered Prayers, gossip, art and reality blend into one another. The man who knew everything about everyone is pieced together by the people who knew all about him. Using his understanding of the world of elite public figures and social circles from his previous position as a former White House adviser during the Obama administration, first-time feature filmmaker Ebs Burnough creates a knowing portrait of Capote as few have seen him.
Lawrence Elman, Zara Akester, Holly Whiston, Ebs Burnough