Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me


State Theatre Fri, Aug 2, 2013 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Steve and Sarah Trippe Family
Film Info
Section:Centerpiece Screening
Release Year:2013
Runtime:80 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://elainestritchshootme.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Rob Bowman
Tina Fey
James Gandolfini
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka
Paul Iacono
Cherry Jones
Alec Baldwin
John Turturro
George C. Wolfe
Hal Prince
Director:Chiemi Karasawa
Produced by:Chiemi Karasawa
Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
Alec Baldwin (Executive Producer)
Cinematography:Shane Sigler
Joshua Weinstein
Rod Lamborn
Editing By:Kjerstin Rossi
Pax Wassermann
Music By:Kristopher Bowers


One of America’s greatest Broadway legends is coming to Traverse City to attend a special screening of a documentary that vibrantly portrays her backstage life. Follow the inimitable Elaine Stritch as she prepares for her latest club tour, “Singin’ Sondheim… One Song at a Time,” and sets out to prove that even at age 87, she can still put on quite the show. Director Chiemi Karasawa crafts a candid portrait of the brash and brassy grand dame as she follows Stritch from rehearsals and a side gig playing Alec Baldwin’s mother on “30 Rock” to reveal the complex, wise and witty woman behind the legend. Intimate verité footage is paired with interviews with Stritch’s friends and admirers (including Nathan Lane, Tina Fey and Hal Prince) to capture the struggles and triumphs in the life of an Emmy and Tony-winning performer, resulting in a documentary that is hilarious, poignant and inspiring. In Person: Elaine Stritch; Rob Bowman; director Chiemi Karasawa.