Join our Cafe Cinematique International group as we watch important and provocative films followed by a moderated discussion. The best in international and independent films from all eras find their way to our coffee table.
JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK
October 5- 2:00 pm. A Tribute Screening
One Hour 34 Minutes
JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK takes the audience on a year long ride with Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life; it peels away the mask of an iconic comedian, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of living life as a groundbreaking female performer. Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK, THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT) expose the private dramas of this irreverent, legendary comedian as she fights to keep her career thriving in a business driven by youth and beauty.
“I recommend it to you whether you love Rivers or loathe the very thought of her.” – Boston Globe
“Behind the scenes, behind the makeup, behind the plastic surgery documentary catches Rivers hard at work, ridiculously hard at work.” – Orlando Sentinel
“So in your face, so fraught with harrowing, oversized personal stuff, you might want to get a theatre seat a couple of rows behind where you normally sit, to safely take it all in.”
- Globe and Mail
“Rivers comes across as someone much more complex and vulnerable than her abrasive “Can we talk?” persona. There’s a real woman under there, and she’s pretty great” – Miami Herald
“One of the best movies ever made about the brutal and unforgiving world of show business, and what it takes to survive in it for decades.” – Dallas Morning News
“One of the best documentaries ever made about show business” – San Francisco Chrnoicle