The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

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"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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  • For all his distinguished man-of-letters status, he is warm and winning company.

    September 28, 2017 | Full Review…
  • ... filmmakers Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber have captured that zest with a joyous filmmaking style of their own: breezy editing, fun '70s graphics and the use of great archival footage from the city's past. It's all great fun, from beginning to end.

    September 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • With candor, humor and poignancy, Kroot's entertaining documentary depicts an artist who continued to seek his bigoted father's approval even as he embraced a life as a proud gay man that his parents could never condone.

    June 26, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's an eloquent portrayal of an urban community moving from the highs of sexual freedom in the 70s... to the devastating reality of AIDS, to a "post"-AIDS world where freedom and prudence are lovingly if precariously balanced.

    June 4, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A must-see... for those who have been fans of Maupin but might not have known as much about him as they thought.

    August 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The [stories] flow from the author's mouth with ease and will hold viewers in rapt attention.

    November 18, 2017 | Full Review…

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