BROADWAY, THE GOLDEN AGE
Showing at the Angelika in NYC, this documentary is pretty much a must see for lovers of theater and will probably be of zero interest to everyone else. I caught it at the Savannah Film Festival and, frankly, had low expectations. I am very averse to "those were the good ole days" themes and I hate talking heads documentaries. So I was very surprised at how much this simple film moved me. I was enthralled. I cried. I absolutely loved it. The "talking heads" here, Broadway legends, are all born storytellers. And as much as nostalgic sentiment usually makes me want to puke, I am now convinced that I am a much poorer person for never having seen a Laurette Taylor performance.