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"Something special . . . like most great documentaries, Jeff Kaufman’s insightful and moving documentary on Terrence McNally’s leaves you hoping for more." - NEWSWEEK



“I absolutely adored EVERY ACT OF LIFE. I never really quite understood before what it was to have a hero, but this film (and book) made me realize Terrence McNally is mine. Not just as the unmistakable, always prescient, deceptively simple but piercing to the very core of humanity playwright, but offstage too: this is a man who has been utterly himself when others feared to even say they knew him. Out and proud doesn’t even begin to describe him or the good he has done for us all. His spirit has soared across decades of the American cultural scene like a beacon of hope, provocation and aspiration.” - ALAN CUMMING

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

– The Village Voice

“Riveting and revealing.”

 – Entertainment Weekly 

“Briskly entertaining.”

- The Hollywood Reporter


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.”