"The Capote Tapes"
Directed by Ebs Burnough, the documentary The Capote Tapes offers a decisive portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most celebrated and controversial authors through a combination of archive recordings and new interviews with friends, family, and confidants. Burnough also takes a deep dive into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the writing of Truman Capote’s much-anticipated but unfinished last book, “Answered Prayers,” his thinly fictional take on the lives and misadventures of the New York society mavens he rubbed shoulders with day in and day out until a published extract damaged his social standing. The Capote Tapes is available to stream during the AGLIFF 33: Prism virtual film festival Aug. 6-16 at (https://agliff.eventive.org/films/5ef3cbab1cdd780068c81f28).The Capote Tapes represents Ebs Burnough’s directorial debut. Ebs Burnough, the founder and president of the marketing and event production company Ebs Burnough Solutions International, also served as the Deputy White House Social Secretary for the Obama Administration. aGLIFF will host a special communal screening of The Capote Tapes at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 followed by a Q&A with director Ebs Burnough.
Aired: August 6, 2020