Beloved comedienne Gilda Radner was an original cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” and won an Emmy for “Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music” in 1977, and received a posthumous Grammy in 1990.
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In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong), LOVE, GILDA is a unique window into the world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared ‘one of America’s sweethearts.’ This is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Working with the Radner Estate, filmmaker Lisa D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggle with cancer. This never-before-seen footage and journal entries allow Gilda to tell her own story– through the laughter and sometimes the tears.
US / 2018 / Directed by Lisa D’Apolito/unrated /86 mins.