Zara Akester, Holly Whiston, Ebs Burnough, Lawrence Elman
Holly Whiston, Ebs Burnough
2019 | English | UK
With unprecedented access to the unique interview tapes of George Plimpton’s 1997 best-selling biography Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career, THE CAPOTE TAPES collages together audio archive, and on-camera interviews with the people who carry Truman’s legacy. Just as in Answered Prayers, gossip, art and reality blend into one another. The man who knew everything about everyone is pieced together by the people who knew all about him. Using his understanding of the world of elite public figures and social circles from his previous position as a former White House adviser during the Obama administration, first-time feature filmmaker Ebs Burnough creates a knowing portrait of Capote as few have seen him.