Edina-born filmmaker Annie Sundberg maker got some good news from the Sundance Film Festival, where her comic documentary “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” won the U.S. Documentary Editing Award and widespread applause at its screenings.
Now Sundberg announces the even better news. IFC Films, a top distributor of indie movies, bought the North American theatrical rights.
The film, an affectionate expose, is a warts-and-all (or should that be Botox-and-all?) portrait of a caustic, hard-charging, profane but ultimately relatable comedian fighting to remain relevant in a business that worships youth and beauty.
“Can't wait to open it in Minnesota,” Sundberg gushed. “Theatrical release this summer is in the plans, but no official date has been set.”
As is customary, Rivers had the last word.
"It was an incredible and joyous experience and I'm proud to be a part of something so honest and amazingly produced. Now, show me the money!"

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