Can a performer notorious for filthy jokes and questionable taste also be a devoted family man? Gilbert reveals an unexpected side to the comedian, Gilbert Gottfried, known for jaw-dropping, boundary pushing comedy, and a memorable turn as the parrot in Disney’s Aladdin. A devoted brother to his sisters, he lives a wholesome “how did I get here?” life with wife Dara and their two kids in a NYC co-op. Whoopi Goldberg, Jay Leno, Dick Van Dyke, Howie Mandel and others share their insights and admiration for this – too much, too soon – comic icon. Viewer discretion advised regarding strong language.
“ laugh-packed and unexpectedly moving” Hollywood Reporter Review
“The Sweet, Scattered Documentary About Gilbert Gottfried That You Never Knew You Wanted.” Indie Wire
Documentary, Comedy / Dir: Neil Berkeley / USA / 2017 / 98 min
Tribeca Film Festival; Special Jury Prize deadCenter Film Festival; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
USM - Talbot Lecture Hall/Luther Bonney Hall
85 Bedford Street,
Saturday, March 17, 8:00pm