Thursday, September 22 at 7:00pm | $9 |
Hollywood Theatre presents ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, a benefit screening for Store to Door.
About Store to Door: Store to Door’s mission is to support independent living for Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing a low-cost, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service.
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 revealing and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité. By turns bold, hilarious and moving, 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.