Documentary – “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”

Documentary – “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”

Director Chiemi Karasawa crafts a candid portrait of the brash and brassy grand dame as she follows Stritch from rehearsals and a side gig playing Alec Baldwin’s mother on “30 Rock” to reveal the complex, wise and witty woman behind the legend in Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.
Intimate verité footage is paired with interviews with Stritch’s friends and admirers (including Nathan Lane, Tina Fey and Hal Prince) to capture the struggles and triumphs in the life of an Emmy and Tony-winning performer, resulting in a documentary that is hilarious, poignant and inspiring.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is screening at festivals.

Sundance Selects will release the film February 21.

(h/t OUT)