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Director  Chiemi Karasawa
Music director  Kristopher Bowers
Country  United States
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19) (Tribeca Film Festival) February 20, 2014 (2014-02-20) (United States)
Initial release  August 12, 2013 (East Hampton)
Producers  Chiemi Karasawa, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
Cast  Elaine Stritch (Herself), Tina Fey (Herself), Cherry Jones (Herself), Nathan Lane (Himself), James Gandolfini (Himself), Alec Baldwin (Himself)
Similar movies  Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is a 2013 documentary film directed by Chiemi Karasawa about the life and career of Elaine Stritch. Alec Baldwin and Broadway producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld served as executive producers on the film. It opened in theaters on 21 February 2014, shortly before Stritch's death in July 2014.

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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me movie scenes

Karasawa and crew began following Stritch in 2011, she was 86 at the time.

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Subjects

In addition to Stritch, several of her close friends and collaborators were featured in the film:

  • Alec Baldwin
  • Rob Bowman
  • Tina Fey
  • James Gandolfini
  • Paul Iacono
  • Cherry Jones
  • Julie Keyes
  • Nathan Lane
  • Tracy Morgan
  • Harold Prince
  • John Turturro
  • George C. Wolfe
  • The film was also dedicated to the memory of Gandolfini, who died before it was released.

    Release

    The film had limited release in US theaters on 21 February 2014.

    It has been released to video on demand and was later available on Netflix.

    Reception

    Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me holds a 98% rating at Rotten Tomatoes from 53 reviews. The critical consensus reads: "Brutally honest and utterly compelling, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me offers a riveting, vanity-free portrait of its legendary subject while offering a few essential truths about the human condition."

    Jake Coyle of The Associated Press called it "an irresistibly entertaining documentary that captures Stritch during what she unsentimentally calls 'almost post-time.' After seven decades performing in New York — on Broadway, in countless cabaret nights at the Cafe Carlyle — Stritch's enormous energy has been knocked by the increasing years, diabetes, and surgeries on her hip and eyes. But Shoot Me, made over the last few years, is a document not of Stritch's dwindling, but of her feisty persistence."

    References

    Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Wikipedia
    Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me IMDb Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me themoviedb.org