Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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USA | 2013 | 80 minutes | Chiemi Karasawa

January 22, 2014

Director/Producer Chiemi Karasawa scheduled to attend.

Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains in the spotlight at 87-years old. 

Film: $11 | $6 SIFF Members
Film and Opening Night Party: $25 | $20 SIFF Members
Festival Pass: $60 | $40 SIFF Members (includes Opening Night party)

With interviews from Tina Fey, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and others, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me blends rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité to reach beyond the Emmy and Tony winner's brassy exterior, revealing a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and an inspiring artist.

About the Filmmaker

Chiemi Karasawa is an award-winning producer who founded Isotope Films in 2005 to develop and produce content based on true stories. She won an Emmy Award in 2010 for Ellen Kuras' epic The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), which was also an Oscar Nominee in 2009. Billy the Kid (2008), a portrait of an adolescent with Asperger's Syndrome, won the prize for Best Documentary at SXSW Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival and was subsequently released theatrically and on HBO.

Additional films include: Tell Them Anything You Want: Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009), Elevate (2011), and Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction. She is currently finishing Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace and Plié, a documentary also produced by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is her directorial debut.

Opening Night Party at TASTE

TASTE Restaurant's Executive Chef Craig Hetherington and TASTE Event's Executive Chef Paul Rosquita believe that it is their responsibility  to support the local farmers and cultivate the same sensibilities within our community.  They share a deep rooted passion for food and enjoy creating delicious meals for our guests, nourishing them with menu items made from the best local ingredients, enriching the lives of those who dine with us. Learn more about TASTE here.

Wines provided by O&S Winery.

  • Director: Chiemi Karasawa
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 80 minutes
  • Producer: Chiemi Karasawa, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
  • Cinematographers: Shane Sigler, Joshua Weinstein, Rod Lamborn
  • Editors: Kjerstin Rossi, Pax Wassermann
  • Music: Kristopher Bowers
  • US Distributor: IFC Films