Outfest: Swoosie Kurtz appears in support of 'Every Act of Life,' doc on friend, collaborator Terrence McNally
Actress starred Off-Broadway in a McNally play: 'He can write... sometimes cutting, stinging, vicious [characters], but very human'
Filmmaker Jeff Kaufman assembled an impressive cast for his documentary Every Act of Life about playwright Terrence McNally.
Among the people he interviewed for the film are McNally collaborators Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham, Christine Baranski, Rita Moreno, Edie Falco, Angela Lansbury and Swoosie Kurtz, among others.
Kurtz, who starred in the original Off-Broadway production of McNally's play Lips Together, Teeth Apart, appeared at Outfest in Los Angeles in support of the documentary. Nonfictionfilm.com spoke with her on the red carpet about McNally and her love of the stage.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.