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Joan Rivers – A Piece Of Work

THOROUGHLY EXHILARATING

— Peter Travers, Entertainment Weekly

An ABSOLUTELY RIVETING portrait of a woman who is a creature of show business: tireless, ageless, unforgiving--and always, always funny.

— Owen Gleiberman, The Chicago Sun Times

SHARP AND IRRESISTIBLE. Rip-roaring… Her energy is a thing to behold..She’s the comedian as teller of uproariously toxic, gutbucket truths as surely as Lenny Bruce or Richard Pryor ever were…

— Roger Ebert, Rolling Stone

PROFANELY HILARIOUS. FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS THIS DOC WILL BE A REVELATION.

— Leonard Maltin, Secret's Out

One of the most truthful documentaries about show business I've seen. Also maybe the funniest... She remains one of the most transgressive and fearless of comedians, and one of the quickest, fastest and most merciless. The doc shows a life force of formidable energy.

— David Edelstein, New York Magazine

Presented by IFC Films | United States | Jun 11th, 2010 | 84 MINS | R

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work takes the audience on a year long ride with legendary comedian Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life.  Peeling away the mask of an iconic comedian and exposing the struggles, sacrifices and joy of living life as a ground breaking female performer. The film is an emotionally surprising and revealing portrait of one the most hilarious and long-standing career women ever in the business.

Directors

  • Ricki Sundberg
  • Annie Sundberg

Producers

  • Ricki Stern
  • Charles Miller

Executive Producer

  • Ricki Stern