Australia, 2015 (MIFF 2015, Australian Showcase)

Director: Erin White

Award-winning writer/performer Lally Katz vividly brings her hit one-woman play to life onscreen.

One of Australia's most acclaimed playwrights, Lally Katz made her acting debut – playing herself – in Stories I Want to Tell You in Person, which she wrote for Belvoir St Theatre instead of the show they actually asked her to write. Katz took her commission and spent it on fortune-tellers in New York, and then wrote a play about what she was doing instead of writing a play!

Critically acclaimed (called "wildly, fall-about funny" by the Sydney Morning Herald and "full of heart" by Crikey), it has been adapted for the screen by director Erin White (ABC TV's It's a Date and At Home with Julia), with the charismatic Katz reprising her starring role.

Erin White and Lally Katz are festival guests.

Find out more about the Talking Pictures panel event related to this screening.

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