Shoot me 2014 plagued by medical issues and memory lapses, the broadway icon contemplates retirement and mortality as she approaches her. Elaine stritch february 2, 1925 july 17, 2014 was an american actress and singer, known for her work on broadway. Buy elaine stritch at liberty dvd 2002 from amazons movies store. Shoot me is a ferocious, funny and poignant portrait of the oneofakind broadway legend as she reaches her 87th year. Stritch also excelled in musical comedy, a genre she returned to off and on into the 90s. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. Shoot me, which will have its premiere at the tribeca film festival this month, remembered a dinner with ms. She had to be briefly hospitalized in the middle of the publicity tour and it sometimes seemed a labor for her to speak. Stritchs first stage appearance was in 1944, and her broadway bow was in 1946. By turns bold, hilarious and moving, the films journey connects stritchs present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a oneofakind survivor emerges. Committed to film by stelana kliris on oct 15, 2012.
Whether dominating the stage, tormenting alec baldwin on the set of 30 rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, elaine stritch. See more ideas about new york broadway, a little night music and ladies who lunch. In the opening moments of this intimate, surprisingly moving documentary, the camera follows stritchthe nearly 90yearold grande dame of broadway, film, and. Elaine stritch biography, movie highlights and photos. She married john bay, who she met during rehearsals for a production of tennessee williamss small craft warnings. Still i doubt anyone will walk out of this film wishing it. Shoot me 20 music department twos company 19751979 all filmography. Shoot me dvd special interestdocumentary 030306936994. The actress was profiled in the 20 feature documentary elaine stritch. Actress and singer elaine stritch has died listen 10.
A keepsake of all the joy she brought to me over the years. Pennabaker in 2004 but that has yet to come out on dvd. Shoot me is the experience of being in stritch s company for 80 minutes, and thats fine. Shoot me, dvd, special interestdocumentary, 030306936994. Shoot me is the experience of being in stritchs company for 80 minutes, and thats fine. Chiemi karasawa, who made the new documentary elaine stritch. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting alec baldwin on the set of 30 rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes, and alcoholism, elaine stritch. The uncompromising tony and emmy awardwinner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema verite.
At 87, stritch is still here, dominating the stage in her one woman cabaret. With interviews from tina fey, nathan lane, hal prince and others, elaine stritch. It opened in theaters on 21 february 2014, shortly before stritchs death in july 2014. John curtisrex features if so, she was perhaps a first lady from the nancy. Elaine stritch diagnosed with stomach cancer before death. You can take elaine stritch out of new york city, but. Stritch spoke to weekend edition in march about a new film that documents her life, titled elaine stritch. Elaine stritch was a unique and gifted actress and performer. With elaine stritch, tina fey, alec baldwin, james gandolfini. Shoot me, the uncompromising tony and emmy awardwinner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema verite.
The shoot me dvd is a very interesting, funny, moving and very candid film following ms stritch as she rehearsed and performed in her last last us concerts and at the cafe carlyle. On elaine stritch and her career that went against all. A new york without elaine stritch the new york times. Ever the stylish and often pantless octogenarian, the broadway legend elaine stritch sashays through elaine stritch. Shoot me screening at paley center for media on feb. The uncompromising tony and emmy awardwinner is showcased. Straight out of finishing school, american actress elaine stritch laid the groundwork for her career by studying drama at new yorks new school. She studied acting at the new school for social research. Shoot me reaches beyond the icons brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist. The one thing being around elaine provides, other than. I saw her on tour in san francisco and in several different productions on broadway. Elaine stritch and donald sinden in twos company in 1975. The film looks back over her career and her personal life with tributes from friends and people she has worked with.
She made her professional stage debut in 1944 and appeared in numerous stage plays, musicals, feature films and television series. Elaine stritch, tina fey, alec baldwin, chiemi karasawa. Shoot meopening february 21is a topnotch film that provides a candidly appealing look at the ladys stamina, incorrigibility, and. Actress elaine stritch attends the elaine stritch shoot me screening reception at paley center for.
And initially, thats exactly what it seems like it might turn out to be. The chiemi karasawadirected documentary elaine stritch. Elaine stritch was born on february 2, 1925 in detroit, michigan to george and mildred stritch. Relocated to her hometown of detroit after living more than half a century in new york, she is the subject of an enjoyably fawning documentary, elaine stritch. Not repeated in the film are the stories she told in elaine stritch at liberty, her onewoman broadway show in 2002. Shoot me nr, 1 hr 20 min comedy, documentary, special interest. Shoot me 20 starring elaine stritch and alec baldwin on dvd and bluray. Elaine stritch, that gravellyvoiced, longlegged, largerthanlife singerdanceractress and broadway legend, died less than six months after the release of elaine stritch. Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, ginlaced voice and. She was nominated for a 2003 laurence olivier theatre award for her performance as best actress in a musical or entertainment in elaine stritch at liberty at. A documentary about her had just come out called elaine stritch. Shoot me synopsis as she approaches her 87th birthday, the broadway legend contemplates retirement and mortality.
Shoot me could have been nothing more than a fawning, onedimensional tribute to one of the most beloved ballbusters in showbusiness history. Australia brazil canada china france germany india italy japan mexico. Shoot me, which opened in february to a 98 percent fresh on rotten tomatoes, isnt just a portrait of a beloved entertainer. She made her new york debut in a childrens play called bobino and her london stage debut in sail away. Broadway icon elaine stritch, who died of natural causes in july at age 89, was diagnosed with stomach cancer early this year and underwent surgery in birmingham, mich. In 20, alec sat down with the late stage and screen veteran who, among many famous roles, played his mother colleen donaghy on 30 rock. Elaine stritch on why she began drinking before performing in the 1950s, quoted in daily news, may 19, 1996. Karasawa and crew began following stritch in 2011, she was 86 at the time. Alec baldwin and broadway producer cheryl wiesenfeld served as executive producers on the film. Shoot me is a 20 documentary film directed by chiemi karasawa about the life and career of elaine stritch.879 1352 1340 1530 1547 309 763 495 627 558 679 1199 1199 1179 1394 201 415 62 783 503 853 223 323 1387 682 230 767 153 842 833