Playwright Terrence McNally has redefined contemporary gay theater with an extraordinary body of work that includes The Ritz, Corpus Christi, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, and Love! Valour! Compassion!, to name just a few. But his life offstage has been just as fascinating, encompassing activism, addiction, romance, and the constant pursuit of artistic excellence. McNally shares his story onscreen with the help of friends and colleagues like Angela Lansbury, Rita Moreno, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham, and many more, as captured by documentarian Jeff Kaufman (The State of Marriage).
SUN | July 15 | DGA 1 | 7:00 PM
SUN | July 22 | Regal LA Live | 2:15 PM
Director: Jeff Kaufman
USA | 92 minutes | 2017
Post Screening Reception:
DGA Atrium | 8:45 – 11:00 PM
Jeff Kaufman produced, directed, and wrote The State of Marriage (one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 20 Pop Culture Moments in Hollywood’s Road To Marriage Equality”), Father Joseph, The Savoy King: Chick Webb and The Music That Changed America, and Education Under Fire, plus documentaries for Amnesty International and The Discovery Channel. He also contributed cartoons to The New Yorker, illustrations to The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, wrote and illustrated several children’s books, and hosted daily radio talk shows in Vermont and Los Angeles.