Love, Gilda

(August 9, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records has released the original soundtrack to the acclaimed CNN Films Documentary Love, Gilda, written by Emmy-nominated composer Miriam Cutler (The Hunting Ground, RBG). The Love, Gilda Original Soundtrack is now available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms.

Love, Gilda honors the life and legacy of the late Gilda Radner and has received wide critical acclaim since premiering on opening night at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary recently garnered two Primetime Emmy Award nominations in the “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special” and “Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special” (for Miriam Cutler) categories.

“Working on Love, Gilda with director Lisa D’Apolito was a wonderful and heartfelt experience. Who wouldn’t want to spend time in Gilda’s world? I was a fan of her during the original Saturday Night Live. Even better, Lisa found her way into Gilda’s story through her powerful work with Gilda’s Club – a healing support network for people and their families affected by cancer – created by Gene Wilder and friends, to honor her memory. Once Gilda absorbed her diagnosis, she asked: ‘How can I make cancer funny?’ And then she set out to heal her own spirit and share what she learned with others. This film honors that legacy by bringing Gilda back to life and sharing more of her story. I tried to reflect the intimacy of the film with my music. Once I was able to feel a musical approach, it was a pleasure to let it flow out. Ukulele was the key! Many thanks to Lakeshore Records for releasing the score. I hope people enjoy it.” –Miriam Cutler

About Love, Gilda:

The film opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner, whose greatest role was sharing her story. Working with the Radner estate, director Lisa D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggles with cancer. Never-before-seen-or-heard footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story – through laughter and sometimes tears.

About Miriam Cutler:

Emmy-nominated composer Miriam Cutler has an extensive background in scoring for independent film & TV projects, as well as two circuses. In June 2013, Miriam joined the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and currently serves on the Branch Executive Committee. In 2014, she was also invited to represent Documentary Film abroad for the US State Department's Program, American Film Showcase. She has also been Composer in Residence at Columbia College of the Arts, taught a semester at California Institute of the Arts, and overseas at the Hollywood Music Workshop in Vienna. She’s presented workshops at USC, UCLA, Chapman College, Berklee College of Music and internationally in Iceland, Borneo, Georgia, Austria, Spain, Germany.

Cutler wrote the scores for RBG and Dark Money which both premiered at Sundance 2017 and Love, Gilda which premiered at Tribeca 2018. All three films had theatrical releases with RBG garnering box office as one of the highest-earning documentaries ever. RBG was nominated for an Oscar in 2019 and Miriam recently garnered a Primetime Emmy nomination for the score. Other highlights include BAFTA-nominated Lost In La Mancha, Emmy winners One Last Hug, Vito, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, Sundance Special Doc Jury Prize winners American Promise and License To Kill, and the Oscar-nominated shorts Poster Girl and Kings Point, and festival favorite, Gloria’s Call. Upcoming releases include: Flannery (O’Connor), Not Carol, Emily on the Edge of Chaos, and Dilemma of Desire.

Miriam's passion for documentary film has led to a focus in non-fiction award-winning and festival favorites: Ethel (Sundance/HBO), Rory Kennedy's five-time Emmy-nominated documentary about her parents, Bobby and Ethel Kennedy, which was also shortlisted for an Oscar in 2013, two-time Emmy-nominated Vito (HBO), two-time Emmy nominee Desert Of Forbidden Art (PBS/Independent Lens), Emmy-nominated Poster Girl, Emmy-nominated THIN (Sundance/HBO), Emmy-nominated Pandemic: Facing Aids, and more. Miriam Co-Produced as well as scored Dark Money (PBS) and One Lucky Elephant (OWN).

01 Meet Gilda Radner! 2:46
02 Gilda Growing Ups and Downs 6:20
03 Off to U of M 1:24
04 Boyfriends - Gilda Discovers Her Stage Magic 2:12
05 Meeting Belushi 0:56
06 National Lampoon - Underground Sensation 1:01
07 Gilda Hits the Big Apple 1:02
08 It's Saturday Night Live! 0:43
09 Gilda Rising 1:41
10 SNL Characters 0:50
11 The Price of Fame 1:26
12 Healing and Hope 3:07
13 New Beginnings - Loving Gene 3:20
14 Not Meant To Be 3:14
15 That's the Spirit - She's Back 3:27
16 How Can I Make Cancer Funny? 0:58
17 Final Act - On a Mission 2:58
Total: 37:25

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