• World premiere - 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

    “Terrence McNally receives a warm salute as a vital voice in the American theater and an LGBT activist who made the personal political. Jeff Kaufman's briskly entertaining film will be met with heartfelt applause from theater-lovers and LGBT audiences.” - The Hollywood Reporter

    “Poignant, incredibly inspiring . . . indispensable.”

    – The Village Voice

    “Riveting and revealing.”

     – Entertainment Weekly 

    “Wonderful . . . I wasn’t prepared for the emotional release of Every Act Of Life.”

     – The Paper 

    “Really entertaining and illuminating . . . Bravo.”

     – Edge Media 

    “Staggering, heart-warming, and inspiring beyond words.”

     – Joyce DiDonato 

    “I just loved it. One of the best films I have seen at Tribeca."

    - Rex Reed

    Featuring interviews and performances with: F. Murray Abraham, Lynn Ahrens, Jon Robin Baitz, Christine Baranski, Zoe Caldwell, Dominic Cuskern, Tyne Daly, Edie Falco, Stephen Flaherty, John Glover, Anthony Heald, John Benjamin Hickey, Sheryl Kaller, John Kander, Roberta Kaplan, Tom Kirdahy, Larry Kramer, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Paul Libin, Joe Mantello, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Terrence McNally, Peter McNally, Lynne Meadow, Rita Moreno, Jack O’Brien, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Doris Roberts, Don Roos, John Slattery, Micah Stock, Richard Thomas, John Tillinger, Stanley Tucci, and Patrick Wilson, plus the voices of Dan Bucatinsky, Bryan Cranston and Meryl Streep

    Tribeca Film Festival premiere panel (excerpt)

    Frank Rich, moderator. Panelists: Jeff Kaufman, Terrence McNally, Tyne Daly, Nathan Lane, Joe Mantello, and F. Murray Abraham

    “Theater is collaborative, but life is collaborative. We need more of that spirit more than ever in the days ahead. We need what connects us, what makes us human beings. We need to bring the barriers down, not build walls, but tear them down. I really hope we’re very aware of the decisions we’re being asked to make as a country, but it starts with the individual. We need to start loving one another more, and seeing how connected we all really are. The stakes are really high now, higher than ever. And I think that’s the message of art.” - TERRENCE MCNALLY