Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

The Capote Tapes

Expired October 7, 2020 4:59 AM
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In this tantalizing character study, director Ebs Burnough crafts a documentary collage of Truman Capote, famed writer of classic novels "In Cold Blood" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Burnough's film is built around never-before-seen interviews, photographs, and home movies, creating an immersive portrait of the larger-than-life gay writer. Truman Capote rides the wave of enormous literary success, transported into a world he could never dream of finding himself: New York's jet-set society. Through the broken saga of Capote's unrealized potential-masterpiece "Answered Prayers," this film explores the writer's downfall as he succumbs to the promise of high-society and the ravages of addiction. Through this lovingly-crafted documentary, Burnough immortalizes the difficult, strange, and exuberant life of one of literature's most iconic writers.

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    Ebs Burnough