JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK
by Del Harvey
ON BLU-RAY AND DVD ON DECEMBER 14, 2010
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IFC Films and MPI Media Group are pleased to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK on December 14, 2010. In this award-winning feature documentary, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (“The Devil Came On Horseback,” “The Trials Of Darryl Hunt”) take the audience on a year long ride with Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life, peeling away the mask of an iconic comedian, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of living life as a groundbreaking female performer.
So, what do you expect to see in a documentary about Joan Rivers? Really? Well, you won’t be disappointed. The film is a delightfully uncommon peek behind the celebrity door, where we glimpse America’s obsession with fame and celebrity for what it truly is. Ms. Rivers’s story is at once both outrageously funny journey and brutally honest as it reveals the money-grubbing spirit of a ruthless entertainment industry, the trappings of success (and excess), and the ultimate vulnerability of the first queen of comedy.
Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.
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