June 11, 2010
Studio: IFC Films
Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Kathy Griffin, Melissa Rivers
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: IFCFilms.com
"Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" takes the audience on a year long ride with Joan Rivers in her 76th 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.