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    Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

    You’d have to be inept not to get good material when you turn a camera on the irrepressible Elaine Stritch. Fortunately, first-time director Chiemi Karasawa earned the actress’ complete trust...

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    Review: Is Elaine Stritch’s Best Performance In a Documentary? ‘Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me’ Presents the Broadway Star In Candid Detail

    It takes about 12 seconds for Elaine Stritch to drop her first F-bomb in Chiemi Karasawa’s hugely entertaining “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” and she’s just getting started. Karasawa’s candid portrait derives much of its appeal from the 87-year-old Broadway star’s vulgar energy — although now she’s 89 ...

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    Women and Hollywood February 2014 Film Preview

    There's only a smattering of films directed, written, and about women on offer this upcoming month, but there are definitely a few gems in the mix.

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    LFF Women Directors: Meet 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. E...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #4: Chiemi Karasawa Celebrates Broadway Legend 'Elaine Stritch'

    Documentary producer Chiemi Karasawa ("The Betrayal - Nerakhoon") makes his directorial debut with "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," about the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress. The 87-year-old is most known for her performance in Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical "Company," as well as her more recent par...

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