Filming is nearly completed on LOVE Gilda and filmmaker Lisa D’Apolito is looking for funds for post-production.
The name Gilda Radner put a smile on the faces of people who remember watching Gilda as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975-1980) where she created and portrayed iconic characters like Rosanne Rosanadana, Emily Litella and Baba Wawa. When Gilda was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she went public about her illness at a time when people did not say the C Word. Many followed her painful journey and when she died in 1989, felt like they'd lost a close friend.
In her own words, Comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends and rare home movies, LOVE Gilda offers a unique window into the funny and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.
Gilda’s story is told though her voice and her heart using never before seen footage from her video diary, home movies, personal photos, letters and audio tapes. Along with interviews of those who were closes to her, we get an intimate look into the joys and challenges that Gilda faced personally and professionally throughout her life. Interviews with present day comedians tell us how Gilda offered inspiration to make others laugh and reveal how her legacy continues today. LOVE Gilda will inspire audiences to think about how, even when facing challenges we still have the choice to enjoy the comedy of life.
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Last updated: May. 25, 2016