Love, Gilda

Gilda Radner put smiles on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. Prior to that breakthrough, she quickly rose to fame in television, movies, and on Broadway.

Love, Gilda, directed by Lisa D’Apolito, is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. 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, and her struggle with cancer. This never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story—through the laughter and sometimes the tears. Gilda’s spirit lives on in comedy as a female trailblazer who continues to inspire many present day comedic performers, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong.

Also interviewed are SNL original cast members—Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, and Paul Shaffer—as well as Lorne Michaels (SNL creator and producer), Alan Zweibel (SNL writer), Stephen Schwartz (Broadway composer); Andrew Alexander (CEO of Second City) and long-time friend Martin Short. Love, Gilda opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.

Directed by Lisa D'Apolito  
86 minutes

Co-presented with Maine Jewish Film Festival.


Show Times

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
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$8 general admission
$6 for members and students w/ valid i.d.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Admissions Desk, online, or by calling 207-775-6148.

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