Every Act of Life

2018 | USA | 92 min
Directed & Written By:
Jeff Kauffman
Language: English
Q&A to follow screening

4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally has had a critical impact on American culture, but he’s always carefully guarded his privacy . . . until now. EVERY ACT OF LIFE is an intimate and revealing documentary about Terrence’s five groundbreaking decades in the theatre, the fight for LGBTQ rights, triumph over addiction, the pursuit of love and inspiration at every age, and the power of the arts to transform society. As Billy Porter (“Kinky Boots”) says, “We stand on his shoulders.” Along with rare footage and photos (and a unique portrait of NYC), the film features interviews and performances with Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Larry Kramer, Nathan Lane, Edie Falco, F. Murray Abraham, Billy Porter, Tyne Daly, Chita Rivera, John Slattery, Rita Moreno, Patrick Wilson, and Christine Baranski (among others), plus the voices of Bryan Cranston (as John Steinbeck) and Meryl Streep (as Terrence’s high school English teacher).

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