Gilda Radner documentary to open 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

Helming the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival line-up is a tribute to Saturday Night Live’s Gilda Radner.

It was announced Tuesday that the film, titled Love, Gilda, celebrating the late comedian’s life and legacy, will be the first film to screen at this year’s festival. The decision that the film be at the top of the screening’s line-up continues Tribeca’s “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,” according to a press release.

Love, Gilda, chronicles the former SNL cast member’s journey in the entertainment industry. The film will include interviews with colleagues and friends like Chevy Chase, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Cecily Strong and more. More interestingly, the film will also feature Radner’s own words and thoughts as it will also include readings from her diaries and personal writings in addition to never before seen footage from home movies.

The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival is held in New York City during April 18-29.