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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (IFC Films)


She's old (89), a controlled diabetic and has a pretty candid and colorful vocabulary. A ferocious, funny and poignant portrait of this one-of-a-kind Broadway legend---still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87---Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (IFC Films) showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner and cabaret star both onstage and off.
The documentary captures the actress-singer's immeasurable charm, acerbic wit and impressive accomplishments with footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Nathan Lane, John Turturro and James Gandolfini.
Stritch's career has spanned generations, from landmark plays and musicals, including William Inge's Bus Stop, Noel Coward's Sail Away and Sondheim's Company (in which she immortalized the song "The Ladies Who Lunch"), to long-running New York cabaret engagements and a recurring role as Alec Baldwin's mother in the NBC hit 30 Rock.
The 2001 one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty has stood as the summation of her life and career until now, with this portrait of an American treasure.
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