Truman Capote and Tenesse Williams, friends and rivals. A passionate one-on-one between two literary giants. The playful use of archive images and the confessions of the writers featuring the voices of Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto reveal the obsessions, doubts and addictions of two literary icons with parallel lives. What is the price of fame? And the secret to creativity?
Capote and Williams’ television appearances on the David Frost and Dick Cavett's shows illustrate the writers' honesty in revealing their darker sides. Parallel editing allows us to create a dialogue between the two authors, bending the space-time continuum, and reveals their psychological tensions.
Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland, granddaughter of the legendary Diana Vreeland, constructs a fresh portrait that recreates the fascinating relationship between Capote and Williams through their own writings.
A remarkably candid and intimate look at two men who lived a good part of their lives in public, this documentary teases out private perspectives which encourage viewers to reconsider what they already knew.— Jennie Kermode · Eye for Film
The two men make for easy and natural stablemates in Lisa Immordino Vreeland's sympathetic and nicely shaped documentary, which takes their great talents as a given and happily refuses to sensationalize their struggles.— Todd McCarthy · Deadline Hollywood Daily
This picture is a compelling examination of Capote and Tennessee, and a fitting tribute to the impact their work continues to leave on our contemporary culture.— Andrew Murray · The Upcoming
A fascinating account of a loving but troubled relationship.— Frank Scheck · Hollywood Reporter