Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work takes the audience on a year long ride with Joan Rivers in her 75th year of life; it peels away the mask of an iconic comedian, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of living life as a groundbreaking female performer. Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback, The Trials of Darryl Hunt) expose the private dramas of this irreverent, legendary comedian as she fights to keep her career thriving in a business driven by youth and beauty.
“Well-tuned package moves at a smart pace.”—Variety
“A highly entertaining doc revealing a serious talent behind the one note present-day reputation.”—The Hollywood Reporter
Winner Best Editing—SUNDANCE Film Festival