Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a benefit screening for Store to Door
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Join us on Thursday, September 22nd as The Hollywood Theatre presents Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a benefit screening for Store to Door. Get a chance to meet Store to Door staff, board members, volunteers, and other supporters. 75% of the event proceeds will be donated to Store to Door.
September is Healthy Aging Month and September 22nd happens to be National Centenarian Day, a celebration to honor those who are 100 years of age or older. Although Elaine Stritch did not reach that age qualification, this film will showcase the challenges and successes she experienced while aging and will hopefully help the audience reflect on the unique and grand experience of aging in our world today.
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013) is a ferocious, funny and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend as she reaches her 87th year. In this film, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité. The film’s journey connects Stritch’s present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges.
Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini and John Turturro). Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of “30 Rock,” or sharing her personal takes on her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and artist.
We can’t wait to see you at The Hollywood Theatre!
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