Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, September 21:
Nantucket, Hot Docs, Montclair, AFI Docs, San Francisco Jewish, Boston Jewish, Seattle, Sidewalk
An intimate, personal portrait of the legendary Gilda Radner.
I previously wrote about the doc for Nantucket’s program, saying:
In this deeply intimate portrait, alternately touching and uproarious, Lisa D’Apolito reveals the personal side of Gilda Radner. Told largely through the comedian’s own words via intimate recordings and private journal entries read by admirers like Amy Poehler and Melissa McCarthy, the film relates how Radner emerged from the world of improv to become one of the members of the original cast of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. There, gifted with an uncanny ability to create unforgettable characters, she introduced the world to Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella, and many others, while confronting both the perils and pleasures of instant celebrity. But neither success nor her romance with actor Gene Wilder could prepare the spirited comedian for her biggest challenge – a battle with ovarian cancer.