Narrated in her own voice thanks to recently discovered audiotapes, this intimate, joyful documentary explores the life of comedienne and original Saturday Night Live cast member Gilda Radner. Elegantly edited home movies, performance footage, and interviews (Lorne Michaels, Chevy Chase, Amy Poehler, Laraine Newman, and Martin Short among them) illuminate her sublime talent: an ecstatic entertainer with infectious warmth and tremendous physical commitment. Love, Gilda also charts Radner’s struggles with bulimia and eventually cancer—and how her frankly humorous response to the latter shattered taboos and confirmed her legacy.
Opening Night: Tribeca Film Festival
A Magnolia Pictures release.
Director Lisa D’Apolito in person at select shows opening weekend!