Every Act of Life (2017)

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The groundbreaking life and work of 4-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally - a personal journey through five decades of the American theatre, the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over addiction, and finding love and inspiration at every age.

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A predictably starry, rather standard, but satisfying overview of a prodigious career that is still going full-steam as the writer nears his ninth decade.

Jul 1, 2018 | Full Review…
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This lively Kickstarter-funded tribute endorses that fellowship with admiration and gratitude.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

McNally's life has the sweep of an epic novel, except that the novel's inevitable movie version could never have as much star power as his life did.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

A victory lap of a documentary, celebrating America's greatest living playwright, Terrence McNally

Nov 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a great introductory piece for those new to this area of theatre, and a pleasing chance for others to reflect on one of its greatest talents.

Nov 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Like the playwright, it's wise, kind, amusing and more entertaining than deep. For theater lovers, the film is sparked by interviews with Broadway icons, from Audra McDonald to Angela Lansbury, Edie Falco to Christine Baranski.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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