The Tribeca Film Festival will open with the world premiere of a film about the late Gilda Radner. The festival announced today that “Love, Gilda” will open this year’s event on Wednesday, April 18.
Directed and produced by Lisa D’Apolito with the support of the Gilda Radner estate, “Love, Gilda” is described in the announcement as “a true autobiography of a pioneering woman, told in her own words and in her own voice. It weaves together audiotapes, rare home movies, diary entries, and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her including: Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; ‘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 longtime friend and actor Martin Short.”
This year’s festival runs April 18-29, with the slate of feature films to be announced March 7.
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