Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Poster

Release Date: February 21st, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Plagued by medical issues and memory lapses, the Broadway icon contemplates retirement and mortality as she approaches her 87th birthday and rehearses for a new show.

Director: Chiemi Karasawa

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: IFC Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • At 88, after nearly seven decades in show business, Ms. Stritch is sharp, funny, brittle, caustic, demanding, exaggerated, critical (especially of herself) and infuriating. She is also elaborately unique and awesomely brilliant. show more

  • What makes this film such a warm and touching portrait is that it reveals a woman who, even at her lowest, never loses her sense of humor. show more

  • Chiemi Karasawa's unblinking documentary feature watches Elaine Stritch struggle with the toughest role of her life—being old, and in constantly uncertain health. show more

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