The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, has announced that the 17th edition will open with the World Premiere of LOVE, GILDA, a documentary about Emmy® and Grammy® award-winning comedian Gilda Radner. Directed by Lisa D’Apolito, the film is an intimate portrait of the beloved Saturday Night Live cast member told in her own words with readings from her personal diaries and featuring candid interviews with Chevy Chase, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong, among others.
Tribeca continues its tradition of championing women filmmakers with this Opening Night selection from a first time female director, celebrating a woman whose cultural impact is still felt almost four decades later.
As a cultural festival, Tribeca’s mission and heritage is to elevate the voices of some of the most exciting artists and storytellers working in contemporary film, where new film directors have been discovered from Damien Chazelle to Reed Morano, Heidi Ewing to David Gelb. Tribeca has been ahead of the curve in creating a space for all storytellers from those working in VR to TV to indie episodic work in the N.O.W. (New Online Work) section, which celebrates its 5th anniversary this year.
The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 18-29 in New York City.