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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

Film Details

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,
Portland, Maine


Saturday, March 17, 8:00pm


Comedy, Documentary

Running Time

98 minutes