Well this is exciting! The Tig Notaro documentary, Tig, opens Outfest tonight at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie is directed by Kristina Goolsby and WOW’s very own Ashley York (YAY ASHLEY! WE LOVE YOU! CONGRATULATIONS!). It follows Notaro after she receives a cancer diagnosis and brilliantly turns it into a standup set. Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. co-star.
From The LA Times:
“Good evening. Hello. I have cancer,” comedian Tig Notaro famously announced in front of a stunned audience in 2012. “Is everybody having a good time?” In just 30 minutes, Notaro not only revealed her grave prognosis to the world, but she also delivered the news with a disarming mixture of humor and vulnerability. The standup set became a media sensation and critical smash overnight and, as Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York’s new documentary reveals, helped push the beloved comedian past a series of setbacks and into the limelight.
Notaro was left with no choice but to turn profound pain into an ongoing punch line, both on- and off-stage. The result is an alternately hilarious and poignant window into a comedian’s process, turning her worst fears and anxieties into pure comedic gold.
The festival will close on July 19 with Francois Ozon’s The New Girlfriend, starring Romain Duris and Anais Demoustier.
Other gala screenings have been set for Sebastian Silva’s Berlin Teddy Award winner Nasty Baby, starring Silva and Kristen Wiig; Sundance winner The Summer of Sangaile; Eisenstein in Guanajuato, by Peter Greenaway; and documentaries Best of Enemies, by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon, and Malcolm Ingram’s Out to Win. (via Variety)