In the Company of Rose

Tony-winning playwright and director James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) befriends Rose Styron, the widow of the great American novelist William Styron (Sophie’s Choice). Rose shares the fascinating story of her complex life as a poet, journalist, human rights activist, life partner to William, and friend of the Kennedys, Phillip Roth, Carly Simon, the Clintons, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Meryl Streep, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many other luminaries of her time.

“With James Lapine’s lovely film, the buoyant and radiant poet, journalist and human rights activist, now 95, finally receives a much-deserved documentary close-up.”

Los Angeles Times

“Informative and enlightening. Three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine’s latest gem.”


“A loving documentary of a full life . . . and a fascinating, complicated marriage.”

Cleveland International Film Festival

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