About The Film
Through laughter and tears, trailblazing Saturday Night Live comedienne Gilda Radner narrates her too-brief life story, in the affectionate LOVE, GILDA. With childlike wonder and boundless energy, Radner poured her soul into every wacky character she created, from her start at Chicago's Second City to her instant celebrity on the late-night-TV, live-comedy experiment SNL. Interspersed with performance clips and backstage glimpses, friends and colleagues share their fondest memories of the comedy icon and her enduring impact. With personal recordings, journal entries and photos, Radner reveals her private side: insecurities, struggles with success and relationships, her enduring romance with Gene Wilder, and heartbreaking battles with bulimia and ovarian cancer. What emerges is a privileged look at a beloved, brilliant comic superstar who exuded positivity even in the darkest times, and who continues to inspire a new generation of fans and performers.