Rad­ner, Jett are the sub­jects of Film Fes­ti­val doc­u­men­taries

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The lives of two en­ter­tain­ment icons will be fea­tured in doc­u­men­taries pre­sented by Chat­tanooga Film Fes­ti­val. Both will be shown at First Draft Theater, 1800 Rossville Ave.

“Love, Gilda” will be screened Sun­day, Sept. 23, from 8 to 11 p.m. Tick­ets are $12.

“Love, Gilda” opens a win­dow into the hon­est and whim­si­cal world of co­me­dian Gilda Rad­ner. Work­ing with the Rad­ner es­tate, pro­ducer/di­rec­tor Lisa Dapolito un­earthed a col­lec­tion of di­aries, per­sonal au­dio and video­tapes doc­u­ment­ing Rad­ner’s child­hood, com­edy ca­reer, re­la­tion­ships and, ul­ti­mately, her fight with can­cer.

Never-be­fore-seen-or-heard footage and jour­nal en­tries form the nar­ra­tive of the doc­u­men­tary, al­low­ing Rad­ner to tell her own story.

The sec­ond doc­u­men­tary looks at the life of Joan Jett.

“Bad Rep­u­ta­tion” will be screened Wed­nes­day, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m. Tick­ets are $10.

This film looks at the life of Jett from her early years as the founder of The Run­aways to her first meet­ing with col­lab­o­ra­tor Kenny La­guna in 1980 to her pres­ence in pop cul­ture as a rock ’n’ roll pioneer.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the se­ries: 423-8431775.


“Bad Rep­u­ta­tion” is a doc­u­men­tary about mu­si­cian Joan Jett.


“Love, Gilda” in­cludes never-be­fore-seen footage of the co­me­dian.

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