Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Carol Channing: Larger Than Life" - a documentary

“Carol Channing: Larger Than Life,” directed by Dori Berinstein, written by Dori Berinstein and Adam Zucker. (United States) – World Premiere, Documentary.

This film will debut at the world famous Tribeca Film Festival. It is a celebration of the life of Carol Channing, whom I love so dearly.

The story of legendary performer Carol Channing’s life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile.

Director Dori Berinstein captures the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old actress and throws it at the screen like roses at the stage during curtain call. You’ll have a grin on your face and a tear in your eye, evidence that the original Dolly Levi is still glowin’, still crowin’ and still goin’ strong.

At this past years' "Gypsy of the Year" event on Broadway, the men of the last revival of "Hello, Dolly!" were reunited with Carol to perform together once again.

During the rehearsals, the men were invited by Dori to sit down, with cameras rolling, and reminisce about our time doing "Hello, Dolly!" and life in general with Carol. It was a really wonderful, cathartic few hours spent in a room with men I greatly respect, talking about someone we universally admire and love.

I'm really looking forward to seeing this film celebration of Carol's life and career.

2 comments:

  1. I look forward to seeing this!!!

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  2. Toronto fans of Ms. Channing can see this film at the Hot Docs documentary film festival in early May: http://www.hotdocs.ca//film/title/carol_channing_larger_than_life

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