The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present its "Festival Encore" series with the one-night-only return of "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" on Thursday, March 20. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival's Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
The film was a crowd-pleaser at the recent festival and is returning by popular demand for this special evening. An all-star cast is featured in this award-winning documentary.
At 87, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains indisputably in the spotlight. In the revealing and poignant "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me", the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité. By turns bold, hilarious and moving, the film's journey connects Stritch's present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges.
In stolen moments from her corner room at New York's Carlyle Hotel and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with photographs from her personal collection and words from friends (including Alec Baldwin, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini and John Turturro).
Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of "30 Rock," or sharing her personal takes on her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" reaches beyond the icon's brassy exterior and reveals a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and artist.
"Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, March 20 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call (928) 282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.