Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Carol Channing as seen in CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE, a film by Dori Berinstein. Picture courtesy Entertainment One. All rights reserved.

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)

Opened: 01/20/2012 Limited

The Nuart01/20/2012 - 01/26/20127 days

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Genre: Biographical Documentary

Rated: PG for mild thematic elements, including brief smoking images.


The story of legendary performer Carol Channing's life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. In CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE, director Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness, Gotta Dance), with co-writer Adam Zucker, captures the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon -- both onstage and off...past and present. The film is both an intimate love story and a rarefied journey inside Broadway's most glamorous era. It is, above all, a look at an inspiring, incomparable and always entertaining American legend.

Director's Statement

As Carol's staggeringly rich and rarified life story unfolded during many long dinners after we became friends several years ago, I was increasingly horrified I wasn't capturing all I heard and saw. Carol's life was obviously unparalleled. It had to be documented. What elevated my mission from simply chronicling an astonishing life to crafting a romantic tale of inspiration and perseverance, was Carol and the love of her life, Harry--sweethearts at 12 years old, separated for 70 years--now, madly in love and married at 90 and 91. As Tyne Daly says in the film... it's a story right out of a Broadway musical.

-- Dori Berinstein

About the Director

DORI BERINSTEIN is a Broadway producer and an award-winning director, producer, and writer of film and TV. Her 11 Broadway shows include: Legally Blonde (seven Olivier nominations), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award), The Crucible (Tony nomination), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Tony Award), Fool Moon (Tony Award), and Flower Drum Song (Tony nomination).