By Adam Hetrick
09 Apr 2012
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Director and Isotope films co-founder Karasawa spoke with Playbill.com exclusively last November about the upcoming film that chronicles the life of the Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage icon. She and her team are currently editing the film, which is aiming for July completion.
A theatrical debut has not yet been determined, Karasawa told Playbill.com. Click here to read Playbill.com's story about the documentary.
The trailer for the film includes excerpts of Stritch's performances at the Cafe Carlyle and at Town Hall, as well as interviews with Nathan Lane, Harold Prince, George C. Wolfe and Stritch's musical collaborator Rob Bowman.
Here's how the film is billed: "At 87, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch is still at it — on tour in NYC, Detroit, L.A. and San Francisco. For more than six decades, the Tony and Emmy Award-winning performer has been in the spotlight on the stage and screen. Now we are behind-the-scenes with Stritch: rehearsing, traveling and performing in what may be her final tour of performances. Captured in vivid verite, punctuated by memorable archival footage, interviews and stolen moments, an intimate and inspiring portrait of a survivor emerges. By turns bold, hilarious, and achingly poignant, the film artfully connects Stritch’s past to her present, and asks the viewer to consider what it ultimately means to be alive."