Gloria Gaynor forever cemented her place in popular culture with the disco classic “I Will Survive”. In the four decades since, her career has been stalled by health issues, as well as abuse and mismanagement from her now ex-husband. Yet in keeping with the title of her most famous song, Gaynor struggles onward as she works to release a new gospel album in her seventies.
This documentary recounts Gloria Gaynor’s life while also chronicling her comeback journey. It is both a moving story of an artist’s resilience and a scintillating peak at the machinations of the music industry. The support Gaynor receives from her manager Stephanie Gold and other industry professionals paints a rarely seen picture of comradeship in a professional sphere normally defined by its cutthroat nature. Such kindness may bring a tear to many eyes, but Gaynor’s beautiful voice running through the film guarantees it.––Cara Cusumano
After the Premiere: A performance by the one and only Gloria Gaynor.
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