Love, Gilda: The Eternal Spirit of Gilda Radner

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Soundview Cinemas (Port Washington)

 Lisa D’Apolito | USA | 2018 | English | 84 min | Documentary


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, rare home movies and diaries read by modern day comediennes inspired by Gilda (Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Cecily Strong), Love, Gilda offers a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

Opening Night Film- 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

Special Q&A with Director/Producer- Lisa D’Apolito, Executive Producer- Carolyn Hepburn & Producer- Bronwyn Berry   

Lisa D’Apolito – Director/Producer
Lisa D’Apolito is a documentary and commercial director. Lisa started out as an actress in film, theater and television including a part in Goodfellas. She went on to producing and directing, making her way to SVP/EP of Production for FCB, an advertising agency and then to starting  her own branded content  production company 3 Faces films. Her short narrative film, “The Gynotician” starring Amber Tamblyn & David Cross won several festival awards. Her feature documentary “Love, Gilda” was selected as the opening night film of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Lisa was named one of Variety Magazine’s 10 Documentarians to Watch in 2018.

Carolyn Hepburn – Executive Producer
Carolyn Hepburn is an Emmy nominated producer who joined Motto Pictures in 2010. In 2018, Carolyn produced Take Your Pills which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival: executive produced Love, Gilda and Charm City both of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; and co-executive produced Inventing Tomorrow and The Cleaners which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She executive produced Humans of New York: The Series, a Facebook Original series which premiered with the launch of Facebook Watch in 2017 as well as executive produced Shadowman and The Family I Had, both of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Carolyn co-produced Life, Animated, which was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and executive produced Weiner, winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize and shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award. In 2015, Carolyn co-produced Chicken People and Indian Point and produced 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize for Social Impact, nominated for an Emmy Award, and shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Carolyn executive produced Art and Craft, shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Award and Emmy nominated. She was the line producer for God Loves Uganda, shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Award, and Gideon’s Army, winner of Sundance’s Best Editing Award.

Bronwyn Berry – Producer
Bronwyn Berry has produced scripted and unscripted films and television shows on both sides of the Atlantic.  She recently completed production on the feature documentary Love, Gilda for CNN Films/Magnolia which opened the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.  In addition, she created and executive produced Durban Beach Rescue, an original docu-reality series for The Travel Channel (2 seasons); and a reboot of Wonderama, the popular New York-based children’s show. (PIX 11, 2 seasons).  Bronwyn’s many credits as producer and director include Talk To Me, the Peabody award-winning documentary for Sesame Workshop; the television series Sesame Street South Africa (4 seasons), and The Wild, a scripted series that she also created. A graduate of the University of Johannesburg, Bronwyn is a member of the Producers Guild of America and NYWIFT.  She currently resides in New York City.