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EVERY ACT OF LIFE
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A look at the life and work of acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally.
Drawing from intimate interviews with McNally, his husband, and a who’s who of artistic collaborators, from Angela Lansbury and Edie Falco to Nathan Lane and F Murray Abraham, as well as extensive archival footage of performances, advertisements, and interviews of McNally’s many plays, the film traces the 78-year-old playwright’s life and work over the decades. He was among the first playwrights to write strong gay roles and push culture forward in acceptance. McNally and several collaborators reflect on many of his hits, on the actors whose careers he helped launch, and how his personal life entered into his award-winning work. While Jeff Kaufman’s treatment is conventional, it’s a professional profile and both comprehensive and satisfying, and McNally makes for a fantastic subject.