40th Season Opener!
LOVE, GILDA takes you on a personal journey through Gilda’s life told through her voice and her heart using never before seen footage from her video diary, home movies, personal photos, journal, letters, and audio tapes that she recorded during her last 2 years. Along with interviews of those who were closest to her, we get to know the joyful spirit of Gildea as a performer, a friend and a mentor. Not Rated. 86 minutes. CC.
“A CELEBRATION OF A PERFORMER WHO REVOLUTIONIZED COMEDY AND INSPIRED FUTURE GENERATIONS.” THE PATRIOT LEDGER
By no means a vanity project — Radner’s diaries are as clear-eyed as anything when it comes to her struggles involving fame, relationships, and her health — “Love, Gilda” offers the kind of keen personal insight that few documentaries can pull off.
D’Apolito directed the film with the full support of Radner’s estate — when she introduced the film at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, where it kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival as the Opening Night selection, she even referred to Gilda’s brother Michael as her “best friend” — and she sparked to the idea to make a film about Radner when she volunteered at one of the many Gilda’s Clubs founded in her memory by her husband Gene Wilder. The result is an authorized approach that leaves something to be desired, but nevertheless succeeds as a tribute to an iconic entertainer.” Not Rated.