Running Length: 1 hr 28 mins
Sony 4K Theatrical Presentation
LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner, whose greatest role was sharing her story. Working with the Radner estate, D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggles with cancer. These never-before-seen-or-heard footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story – through laughter and sometimes tears.
“I vividly remember begging my parents to let me stay up late on Saturday nights to watch SNL. It was always a hard “no” since it was way past my bedtime but one night, I heard them laughing so hard, and so long, that I left my bedroom and crept in to see what was so funny. My parents were watching a frizzy brown-haired woman who I immediately fell in love with. She was so interesting and out of the ordinary. I wanted to be her when I grew up…and now I get to share her life with our audience thanks to this outstanding documentary so you can get to know this extraordinary comedienne, too.” – Shannon, Team 3B