Chiemi Karasawa’s new documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, tracks the dramatic lioness in the winter of her years. As Adam Feldman explained in our recent story about 88-year-old Stritch, she's:
"one of the rare stars to have become more famous in her senior years. Highlights of her Broadway career, which began in 1946, include 1952’s Pal Joey, 1955’s Bus Stop, and the landmark 1970 Stephen Sondheim musical Company, in which she stopped the show with a sardonic, now iconic musical toast to 'The Ladies Who Lunch.' But her apotheosis came in 2002 with the autobiographical solo play Elaine Stritch at Liberty, a showbiz survivor story that detailed a lifelong love affair with performing shadowed by a complex war of attrition with alcoholism. She won a Tony for the show, scored a 2004 Emmy for the HBO film version of it, and has nabbed another Emmy since, for her role as Alec Baldwin’s dragonish mother on 30 Rock.
The film opens in select theaters Feb. 21. Watch the new trailer below: