6.9/10 (IMDB)

The Capote Tapes

1h 39m Biography | Documentary
The Capote Tapes
The Capote Tapes

About

Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked his downfall. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote’s friends and enemies, The Capote Tapes reveals the rise and fall of America’s most iconic gay writer.

Director

Ebs Burnough

Cast

George Plimpton

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2021

Country

USA

Language

English

Show Times


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "The film is a lively swirl of material, with lovely archival film clips and excerpts from Capote's novels accompanied by segments from Plimpton's recordings."
    - Shadows on the Wall
  • "Just as friends forgave Capote's excesses - until they didn't - you let the poetic licence slide. The result is too damn entertaining not to."
    - Financial Times
  • "It is salutary to be reminded of a great writer, whose heyday was at a time when literary authors were at the centre of culture."
    - Guardian
  • "The essence of THE CAPOTE TAPES is a kind of immersion in Truman Capote - in who he was and the worlds he moved within."
    - Variety

Festivals

  • Toronto Int'l Film Festival
  • Hamptons Int'l Film Festival
  • Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival
  • RiverRun Int'l Film Festival
  • Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
  • Provincetown Film Festival Reimagined