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SPOTLIGHT

I GOT SOMETHIN' TO TELL YOU

Directed by Whoopi Goldberg
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 90 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE I GOT SOMETHIN' TO TELL YOU
Comedy pioneer Moms Mabley, often referred to as “the funniest woman in the world,” comes to life again, complete with rolling laughter and measured eloquence, in Whoopi Goldberg’s directorial debut. This astute first documentary feature showcases Mabley’s talent and pays homage to a woman whose relevance still resonates today.

A role model for Whoopi Goldberg herself, Mabley’s legacy is defined through rich found footage and interviews with some of the world’s best comedians, including Bill Cosby, Kathy Griffin and Eddie Murphy. They show how Mabley paved the way for female comedians and performers everywhere with her boundary-pushing stand-up routines and innate ability to transcend racism, sexism and ageism. The documentary dives whole-heartedly into Mabley’s comedy, political and social and still hilarious. A passion project for Goldberg, it celebrates Mabley’s historical significance and profound influence as a performer vastly ahead of her time.

—Genna Terranova

*NOTE: April 22, 2013 screening is exclusively for American Express® Cardmembers

Learn more here: Tribeca Talks® After the Movie: I Got Somethin' to Tell You
Female Director(s), Comedy, Documentary
About the Director(s)
WHOOPI GOLDBERG is one of an elite group of artists to win an Academy, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award. Her credits include The Color Purple, Ghost, Sister Act and Boys on the Side, as well as producing Thoroughly Modern Millie and Sister Act on Broadway. She can be seen on The View. I Got Somethin’ to Tell You is her directorial debut.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    90 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Whoopi Goldberg
  • Editor:
    Maya Mumma
  • Associate Producer:
    Ellen Sebastian Chang
  • Executive Producer:
    Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Leonardis, George Schlatter
  • Co-Producer:
    Geeta Gandbhir
  • Cast:
    Moms Mabley, Harry Belafonte, Joan Rivers, Sidney Poitier, Eddie Murphy, Kathy Griffin

Contacts

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