|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
As previously reported, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" will have its European premiere as part of the 57th BFI London Film Festival Oct. 18 and Oct. 20.
Additional screenings will take place at the Milwaukee Film Festival (Sept. 29); the Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, CA (Oct. 9 and 11); and the Chicago Film Festival (Oct. 18 and 20).
Documentary filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa ("Love, Etc"; Emmy-winning "The Betrayal") of Isotope Films directed the film that began capturing Stritch's public and personal life in February 2011. Tony and Academy Award nominee Alec Baldwin is executive producer of the film that received its world premiere last spring as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.
The documentary includes interviews with a host of theatre vets who have worked with Stritch, including At Liberty collaborator George C. Wolfe, Company and Show Boat director Hal Prince and Tony-winning actors Cherry Jones and Nathan Lane. Also featured are "30 Rock" creator Tina Fey, late actor James Gandolfini and John Turturro, among others.
View the trailer for "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" below: