WELL, HELLO CAROL!
July 7, 2011
The best documentaries are the ones that tell stories so extraordinary that you wouldnâ€™t believe them if they were fiction. And Carol Channing: Larger than Life captures the outrageously fascinating life of one of Broadwayâ€™s greatest legends. Channing took to the stage in grammar school, where she performed dead-on impersonations of all her teachers, and never really left again. From her stage triumphs in â€œGentlemen Prefer Blondesâ€ and â€œHello, Dolly!â€ to her late-in-life reunion with her high-school sweetheart, Channingâ€™s life in the theater makes for one of the yearâ€™s most bubbly cinematic delights. Featuring rarely-seen clips plus testimonials from Chita Rivera, Barbara Walters, Bruce Vilanch, and her chorus of â€œDolly boyâ€ dancers, Larger than Life lives up to its titles.
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life screens at OutFest and Newfest this month.