September 6, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Alumni Screening Series and Magnolia Pictures invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of
Directed by Lisa D’Apolito
Produced by Lisa D’Apolito, Bronwyn Berry, Meryl Goldsmith, and James Tumminia
Assistant Edited and Associate Produced by Nina Guzman
Followed by a Q&A with Lisa D’Apolito and Nina Guzman
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 6, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
900 W. 34th Street, SCA 108
Los Angeles, California 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
In Theaters September 21, 2018
About Love, Gilda
In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda (Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong), LOVE, GILDA opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.
Gilda Radner puts a smile 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. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared ‘one of America’s sweethearts.’ 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, 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. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times. 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.
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About the guests
LISA D'APOLITO (Director, Producer)
Lisa D’Apolito is a documentary and branded content director. Lisa started out as an actress in film, theater and television including a part in Goodfellas. She went on to producing and directing, making her way to SVP/EP of Production for FCB, an advertising agency and then to starting her own branded content production company 3 Faces films. Her short narrative film, The Gynotician starring Amber Tamblyn & David Cross won several festival awards. Her feature documentary Love, Gilda was selected as the opening night film of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Lisa was named one of Variety Magazine’s 10 Documentarians to Watch in 2018.
NINA GUZMAN (Assistant Editor, Associate Producer, Production MFA Student)
Nina Guzman is a Chicago native aspiring to break into the comedic world. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media from Marquette University, and is currently a third year graduate student in USC’s Film and Television Production MFA program. In 2014, she was nominated for a midwest college Emmy for Sports.edu: Battle of the Sexes, a documentary she produced and edited. An alumni of The Edit Center, Nina has additional editing credits on All in Time (2015), 93Queen (2018), and is the editor or the Doggy Daycare web series (2017). Nina worked as LOVE Gilda’s associate producer and assistant editor for the past three years. In her free time, she writes, produces, and directs a variety of short films, short documentaries, and music videos. She is currently assistant editing Zoe Chait’s documentary “Made Under the Milky Way” and prepping to direct her thesis film. Inspired through her work with Gilda, Nina hopes to spend her life creating comedies that brighten the world through laughter.
About the Alumni Screening Series
The USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by alumni and faculty throughout 2018. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening.
Check-in & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring either a printed or digital confirmation of your reservation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. and the RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
Limited handicap seating is available. For guests with disabilities who require special accommodations, please contact Matthew Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Accommodations Request – LOVE GILDA."
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the McClintock Avenue Entrance (formerly Gate #5) or Royal Street Entrance (formerly Gate #4) on W. Jefferson Blvd. We recommend parking in the Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD), at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd, with limited non-metered spaces also available north of Jefferson and throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Especially if you plan to utilize street parking, we HIGHLY recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the screening, as parking can be difficult to find and it may take time to walk to the theater from your parking space.
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Name: Matthew Meier