Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me


World Premiere

USA | 80 MINUTES | English | English subtitles


Female Director(s), Comedy, Documentary, Music
At eighty-seven years old, Elaine Stritch is taking her show on the road one last time. This uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner, playing cities across the U.S., is captured both on and off stage in this compelling chronicle of a true legend. Along the way, Stritch tells stories about her many Broadway roles like Mame, shares secrets about her leading men and is brutally honest about aging. With interviews from Tina Fey, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and others, director Chiemi Karasawa blends rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité to reach beyond Stritch’s brassy exterior to reveal a dimensional portrait of a complex woman and an inspiring artist.

Shot over the course of a year, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me gives viewers a backstage pass to hilarious moments with this brash diva. With incredible access, Karasawa also captures the harsh realities of going on tour at eighty-seven. It is a poignant and delightful work.

—Dan Hunt

The 4/22 showtime for this film is screening as part of the Tribeca Talks® After the Movie series. Learn more here: Beyond the Screens: The Artist's Angle: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me


Directed by Chiemi Karasawa

CHIEMI KARASAWA founded Isotope Films in 2005 to develop and produce original content based on non-fiction material. Her award-winning work as a producer includes Billy the Kid, The Betrayal, Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak, Elevate and Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is her directorial debut.
Chiemi Karasawa
Chiemi Karasawa, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
Kjerstin Rossi, Pax Wassermann
Associate Producer
Ginalola Lowry, Houri Geudelekian, Piet Sinthuchai
Director of Photography
Shane Sigler, Joshua Weinstein, Rod Lamborn
Executive Producer
Alec Baldwin, Cheryl Wiesenfeld
Kristopher Bowers
Supervising Editor
Enat Sidi
Elaine Stritch, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Cherry Jones, Nathan Lane, James Gandolfini, John Turturro
Shane Sigler, Joshua Weinstein, Rod Lamborn


International Sales Contact
Chiemi Karasawa
Isotope Films
New York City, 10012
Phone: 646 692 9711
US Sales Contact
Josh Braun
Submarine Entertainment
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212 625 1410
Print Source
Chiemi Karasawa
Isotope Films
New York City, 10012
Phone: 646 692 9711
Press Contact
Adam Kersh
Fusion Entertainment
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 917 771 7021