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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 opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared ‘one of America’s sweethearts.’ LOVE, GILDA, directed by Lisa D’Apolito, is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. 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 struggle with cancer. This never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story-- through the laughter and sometimes the tears. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times. Gilda’s spirit lives on in comedy as a female trailblazer who continues to inspire many present day comedic performers, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong. Also interviewed are SNL original cast members-- Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Paul Shaffer-- as well as, Lorne Michaels (SNL creator and producer), Alan Zweibel (SNL writer), Stephen Schwartz (Broadway composer); Andrew Alexander (CEO of Second City) and long-time friend Martin Short. LOVE, GILDA opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed and Produced By
LISA D'APOLITO


Produced By
BRONWYN BERRY
MERYL GOLDSMITH
JAMES TUMMINIA


Executive Producers
ALAN ZWEIBEL
ROBIN ZWEIBEL
EDIE BASKIN
MERYL GOLDSMITH


Executive Producers
JULIE GOLDMAN
CHRISTOPHER CLEMENTS
CAROLYN HEPBURN


Executive Producers
AMY ENTELIS
COURTNEY SEXTON


Principal Editor
ANNE ALVERGUE

Editor
DAVID COHEN

Directors of Photography
ROB FEATHERSTONE
NICK HIGGINS

Original Score Written and Produced By
MIRIAM CUTLER

CAST

With Appearances By
ANDREW ALEXANDER
ANNE BEATTS
CHEVY CHASE
BILL HADER
JANIS HIRSCH
JUDY LEVY
MELISSA MCCARTHY
LORNE MICHAELS
LARAINE NEWMAN
MARCUS O’HARA
AMY POEHLER
MICHAEL RADNER
MAYA RUDOLPH
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
PAUL SHAFFER
MARTIN SHORT
ROSIE SHUSTER
CECILY STRONG
JORDAN WALKER-PEARLMAN
PAM ZAKHEIM
ALAN ZWEIBEL
ROBIN ZWEIBEL

 

 
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