The Capote Tapes

Directed by EBS Burnough
Streaming October 3–6

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.

Co-presented by the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, whose mission it is to preserve and make accessible the history of LGBTQ+ communities in Chicago and the Midwest.

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October 3, 2020
12:00 am