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There’s no one in the damned world like the indomitable Elaine Stritch, a Broadway legend still going strong at the age of 87.
So great to hear that a documentary is being made about her called Shoot Me: Elaine Stritch.
Emmy winning filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa has had great access to Miss Stritch for a year and has interviews with the likes of Tina Fey, Cherry Jones, Nathan Lane and James Gandolfini. She is trying to raise $50,000 to finish the project.
Here’s part of the synopsis: What does it mean to be a performing artist – first, last and always? Broadway legend Elaine Stritch can answer that. At 87, Stritch is still here, dominating the stage in her one woman cabaret act, torturing Alec Baldwin on 30ROCK, giving us her take on aging, her struggle with alcohol and diabetes, and the fear of leaving the follow spot behind. In stolen moments from her corner room at the Carlyle, and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with rare archival footage, words from friends.
See a video on the Kickstarter site then donate!