6.9/10 (IMDB)

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

1h 25m Documentary
Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation


The work, lives, and personal journeys of iconic American artists Truman Capote and Tennesee Williams coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland distills the loves, fears, and artistic achievements of these masters via an array of archival materials, film clips, and vibrant voiceover work from Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto as Capote and Williams, respectively. Packed with pearls of wisdoms and eloquent observations, the film celebrates the sometimes tumultuous friendship of the titular writers through the ages, while honoring the way their queer identity informed their world-renowned artistic achievements and relationships with their family, confidants, and -- most significantly -- each other.


Lisa Immordino Vreeland


Truman Capote, Dick Cavett, David Frost, Jim Parsons


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  • "It is a story told in their own words and serves as a reminder of what eloquent, witty, self-aware and sensitive individuals they were"
    - Screen Daily
  • "Takes their great talents as a given and happily refuses to sensationalize their struggles… the film succeeds in bringing these remarkable figures a bit closer to us."
    - Deadline
  • "A visually appealing mosaic of iconic photographs, television interviews, magazine articles, clippings and comments that combine to fully immerse us in the lives and loves of both men"
    - Screen International


  • Hamptons Int'l Film Festival
  • Seattle Int'l Film Festival
  • Glasgow Film Festival