Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ explores the life of comedienne Gilda Radner


Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the documentary “Love, Gilda” from Friday, Sept. 28-Thursday, Oct. 4. 

“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, director Lisa 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.

The movie includes appearances by Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Chevy Chase, Cecily Strong, Judy Levy, and many others.

The San Francisco Chronicle writes of the documentary that “We come away with the portrait of someone who was never just going along for the ride, but who was always questioning and challenging herself, working toward professional excellence and hoping for an ideal romance.” The New York Post writes “‘Love, Gilda’ is sure to leave any fan in bittersweet tears, and rightly so.”

“Love, Gilda” runs 86 minutes and is not rated. Admission is $7, $6 for students and military, and $5 for Capitol Friends. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Theatre box office (315-337-6453) and online at

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 3:45 and 6:45 p.m., Sunday at 12:45 and 3:45 p.m., and Monday-Thursday at 6:45 p.m. The Friday 3:45 and Sunday 12:45 show times will include captions for the hearing-impaired.


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