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2019 Boulder Jewish Film Festival - "Love, Gilda"

Date: March 17, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm

The irrepressible comedienne’s story is told by Gilda Radner herself, in copious interviews, along with recently discovered interviews and home movies, creating a memorable portrait of a beloved comic genius.

Laughter and tears are guaranteed responses to Gilda – both to the irrepressible Second City and Saturday Night Live star who died of ovarian cancer at 42 almost 30 years ago, and to this beaming, belated homage to the joyful genius. Gilda candidly recorded her thoughts on audiotapes, and wrote copiously in her dairies, which are read on camera by contemporary comics. Director Lisa Dapolito uses both to draw an intimate portrait of a loveable yet troubled woman struggling with body image issues – and a brilliant performer battling the male-dominated world of comedy. Her healing marriage to Gene Wilder, who died two years ago, puts the final bittersweet coda on this sunny, sassy love song to Roseanne Roseannadanna, Lisa Loopner, Baba Wawa, and Emily Litella.

Tuesday, March 12 | Reception at 6:30 pm, Film at 7:30 | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Thursday, March 14 | 11 am | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Sunday, March 17 | 4 pm | At the Boedecker Theater | GET YOUR TICKETS HERE