Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Sep 10, 2021 2:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Sep 14, 2021 7:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Lisa Immordino Vreeland


The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait doc narrated by actors Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland masterfully intertwines a wealth of archival material with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptions: A Streetcar Named Desire, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, In Cold Blood and more. Dripping with wit and wisdom, the film celebrates the fearless candour and sometimes tumultuous friendship of the titular writers through the ages, while honoring the way their queer identity informed their timeless achievements and relationships with their family, confidants, and—most significantly—each other.

Streaming ticket: $9.99 (Members from $7.99)

The film will be available for 48 hours from when you start the stream. Please note streaming is only possible from inside Canada. For additional assistance, visit our FAQ page or email us at