Funny ladies and ultra-orthodox cinemaniacs at the Jewish Film Festival

Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Source: 
San Francisco Bay Guardian

"On a lighter note, the closing-night film Making Trouble: Three Generations of Jewish Funny Women is a TV-style documentary enjoyable simply for its episodic homage to six famous funny ladies, including Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, brassy belter Sophie Tucker, and Saturday Night Live's Gilda Radner. Though the career of still-breathing subject Joan Rivers has skewed toward tacky celebrity-culture exploitation, she's sharp and candid discussing an uphill climb from being the most-hated female sassmouth on the Catskills circuit."