Love, Gilda

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40th Season Opener! 

Wednesday, September 19

7:30 PM @ The Ellen Theatre

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.


Gilda Radner Gets the Last Laugh (And a Few Tears) in Intimate Documentary — Tribeca Film Festival Review, Kate Erbland

“God bless Gilda Radner for having the foresight to know that people wanted to know her. In Lisa D’Apolito’s intimate new documentary, it’s the late, beloved comedian and original “Saturday Night Live” breakout star who gets to tell her own story. Aided by a trove of diary-style audio tapes that serve as voiceover narration and reams of handwritten pages, the woman behind Roseanne Roseannadanna and Emily Litella opens up about the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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.