THE CAPOTE TAPES
Feature Documentary | 98 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/12/2019 and 10/13/2019
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Directed By
Ebs Burnough

Produced By
Zara Akester
Holly Whiston
Ebs Burnough
Lawrence Elman

Written By
Holly Whiston
Ebs Burnough


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US Premiere

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.