Lily Tomlin

1986 | USA | NR | 90 min.


City Opera House Fri, Aug 2, 2019 3:00 PM
City Opera House Sat, Aug 3, 2019 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1986
Runtime:90 min.
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joan Churchill
Nick Broomfield
Produced by:Nick Broomfield
Joan Churchill
Cinematography:Joan Churchill
Editing By:Nick Broomfield
Cast:Peggy Feury
Cheryl Swannack
Lily Tomlin
Jane Wagner


See legendary comedian Lily Tomlin onstage, backstage, at home, and on the road in this rarely-seen doc (we'll be the first to see a newly remastered version prepared specifically for the occasion of Ms Tomlin being honored by the TCFF) that goes behind-the-scenes of her Tony Award-winning one woman show, The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (the film adaptation of which is also screening at TCFF 2019). With her long-time partner (in work and life) and director, Jane Wagner, Tomlin tackles a variety of topics such as radical feminism, depression, sex work, and homelessness with her signature comedic satire and grace as she works to bring new characters to life. Following her across all aspects of the creative process (writing, performing, and refining), directors Joan Churchill and Nick Broomfield capture an incredibly intimate look at a renowned talent at work. In Person: Direcor Joan Churchill and Lily Tomlin