"There are beings that light this planet, shining brightly. And Gilda Radner shined. It is impossible for me to think of a world without her, and Lisa Dapolito's documentary goes above and beyond in marking this person's life." - Austin Chronicle - "One of those documentaries that will make you laugh, touch your heart, and inspire to make the most of your life without fear." - Film Threat - "Forty years later, her comedy looks more sublime than ever. As you watch 'Love, Gilda,' though, it becomes clear that what made Gilda Radner special - and uproarious - was her spirit: open, smiling, generous, euphoric." - Variety -
'LOVE, GILDA' opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer and SNL star Gilda Radner, whose greatest role was sharing her story. Working with the Radner estate, director Lisa 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. Not rated, 86 minutes.
"A very affectionate reminder of her brief and brilliant career, a heartfelt love letter whose title might be more accurate without the comma." - New York Times
"A portrait of someone who was never just going along for the ride, but who was always questioning and challenging herself, working toward professional excellence and hoping for an ideal romance." - S.F. Chronicle
"A biopic with the same intense amount of dignity, grace, and wit as its subject showed to the world around her." - The Gate
"For older fans, it's a welcome excuse to reminisce. For newcomers it's an entertaining primer on Radner's life, times, demons and famous inventions." - Chicago Tribune
"'Laughter - that's what hugs me and holds me,' Gilda confides on those muddy cassettes. So does the warm, tender embrace of 'LOVE, GILDA.'" - L.A. Times
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