Movie Title: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Studio: Ifc Independent Film
DVD Release Date: 12/14/2010
Actors: Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Patrick Alparone, and Phyllis Diller
Directors: Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern
Those who recognize Joan Rivers from her television appearances may feel like they know her, but as Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern prove, there's more to the smart-talking dame than meets the eye. She appears to have given the duo complete access as they recall events from her past--including the feud with Johnny Carson--while following her around as she rehearses for a play, participates in a celebrity roast, and plies her profane brand of comedy before appreciative crowds, but she reveals herself most fully in the moments spent with staffers: the 75-year-old fears an empty datebook more than aging.