The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Mar 11, 2017

12:15pm – 1:44pm CT

"The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin" examines the life and work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Jennifer Kroot's documentary about the creator of "Tales of the City" moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan) Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70's San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.

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Director

Credits

Director:

Jennifer M. Kroot

Producer:

Gerry Kim, Mayuran Tiruchelvam

Cinematographer:

Shane King

Editor:

Bill Weber

Sound Designer:

Lora Hirschberg

Music:

Michael Hearst

Principal Cast:

Armistead Maupin, Laura Linney, Ian McKellen, Neil Gaiman, Amy Tan, Margaret Cho, Jonathan Groff, Amanda Palmer

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Jennifer Kroot
Tigerlily Pictures
armisteadmaupinfilm@gmail.com
4155723856

Publicity Contact:

David Magdael
dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com
213-624-7827

Sales Agent:

Orly Ravid/oxr@msk.com/310.312.3268

Details

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Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

Documentary Spotlight

Year:

2017

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Biography, Documentary, Drama, History

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

English

Runtime:

89 mins