Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, the new documentary about the Tony and Emmy Award-winning legend that premiered April 19 at the Tribeca Film Festival, has been acquired by Sundance Selects, according to Variety. A release date for the film's nationwide debut has not been announced.
Directed by Chiemi Karasawa, the previously reported doc features interviews with plenty of famous show biz folk who've worked with Stritch including Tina Fey, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Cherry Jones, John Turturro and more. The doc also includes rare archival footage from her corner room at the Café Carlyle and photographs from her personal collection. Orphans headliner Alec Baldwin is an executive producer of the film.
Shoot Me, which received strong critical and audience praise at the Tribeca film festival, connects Stritch's present to her past, and reveals a bold portrait of a one-of-a-kind performer. Shoot Me gives fans an intimate take on her thoughts on aging, her struggle with alcohol and diabetes, and her fear of leaving the spotlight behind.
In March, Stritch announced that she would leave New York after living in the city for over six decades. She played her final New York engagement, Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, in early April and recently returned to her home state of Michigan.