Intimate Look At Late Comic Gilda Radner Nominated For Outstanding Documentary And Outstanding Music Composition For Documentary
Image: Love, Gilda director and co-producer Lisa D’Apolito
NEW YORK, NY – “Love, Gilda,” the documentary about Saturday Night Live great Gilda Radner (released though Magnolia Pictures, aired on CNN in early 2019) produced by 3 Faces Films and directed by Lisa D’Apolito has received 2 EMMY® nominations in the categories of Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special and for Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score).
The EMMY® nominations are just the latest honors D’Apolito has received for her feature, “Love, Gilda,” which premiered on opening night of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. She was selected as Variety’s 10 Documentarians to watch in 2018 and for Shoot Magazine’s 2019 New Directors Showcase.
Love, Gilda opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner, whose greatest role was sharing her story. Working with the Radner estate, D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggles with cancer. These never-before-seen-or-heard footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story – through laughter and sometimes tears.
“My goal as a director is to tell the stories of inspiring women and because I take a very intimate approach into my subject’s inner world, it has been very important to me to have as many females on my team as possible” D’Apolito says. “I am proud that Love, Gilda’s composer, main editor, animators, and most of the producers and edit team are women.”
D’Apolito adds, “It was a privilege to get to know Gilda though diaries and creative writings. The most revealing diary was from 1988. Gilda wrote from when she entered the hospital for her eating disorder though her struggles with fame during season 4 of Saturday Night Live. Gilda was so open and honest with her feelings, but she was always able to find the humor even in the darkest of her days.”
For more information, go to https://www.emmys.com/shows/love-gilda.