Truman and Tennessee

Archival interviews, footage, and readings in their words of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams on their work, life and friendship. They met when Truman was 16 and Tennessee 28, and formed a lifelong bond that lasted until death. The film traces their youthful exuberance in their common sentimentalities, their drifting apart with time and consuming romances, their professional rivalry, their decline into alcohol and drug abuse, and the nadir of the relationship with broken confidences and scorning in public print. Ultimately though, despite its ups and downs, even at the end, their friendship endures, despite the vast distances between who they were and who they become.