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Director/Producer: Lisa D'Apolito | Producers: Bronwyn Berry, Meryl Goldsmith, James Timminia | Editors: Anne Alvergue, David Cohen | Composer: Miriam Cutler | Cinematographer: Rob Featherstone, Nick Higgins | USA / 2018 / 84 min
About the Film
In this deeply intimate portrait, alternately touching and uproarious, Lisa D’Apolito reveals the personal side of Gilda Radner. Told largely through the comedian’s own words via intimate recordings and private journal entries read by admirers like Amy Poehler and Melissa McCarthy, Love, Gilda relates how Radner emerged from the world of improv to become one of the members of the original cast of Saturday Night Live. There, gifted with an uncanny ability to create unforgettable characters, she introduced the world to Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella, and many others, while confronting both the perils and pleasures of instant celebrity. But neither success nor her romance with actor Gene Wilder could prepare the spirited comedian for her biggest challenge—a battle with ovarian cancer.
Lisa D’Apolito is documentary and commercial director. Lisa started out as an actress in film, theater, and television and went on to producing and directing, making her way to SVP/EP of Production for an advertising agency. Her short The Gynotician, starring Amber Tamblyn and David Cross, won several festival awards. Love, Gilda was selected for the Deal Maker Program at Hot Docs, IFP Spotlight on Documentaries, IFP speed pitch, and won an A&E Cine Pitch before its world premiere as the opening night film of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.