The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 18-29. A special tribute documentary will open the festival this year at New York City's Beacon Theater, about the life and career of comedy legend and former star of "Saturday Night Live," Gilda Radner. Sadly, Radner passed away of hereditary ovarian cancer in 1989. It was later discovered that her grandmother, aunt, and cousin all died of the same disease.

Gilda Radner: A life celebrated in film

Gilda was one of the most famous and successful comedians and original cast members on "Saturday Night Live" in the 70s and 80s until her untimely death at the ripe young age of 42.

The documentary features a collection of archive films, audio tapes, and rare footage of interviews with her friends. In 1991, Gilda's Club was founded by her psychotherapist Joanna Bull and Gilda's now-deceased husband, Gene Wilder who also later died of cancer in 2016. There are several chapters located in New York and White Plains in Westchester County. It's an affiliate of clubhouses where family and friends who are cancer patients or survivors can gather and meet and discuss their concerns and is also a hub for various activities and events.

'It's Always Something' with Gilda Radner

Gilda was the author of her memoir entitled, "It's Always Something" and revealed tidbits about her career and working and personal relationship with Bill Murray; which ended badly.

She also mentioned her relationship with other stars she worked with on "Saturday Night Live" and "The National Lampoon Radio Hour." She was famous for impersonating famous celebrities like Lucille Ball, Barbara Walters, and Patti Smith. She starred in many films and TV shows including "Hanky Panky" where she met her husband, Gene Wilder, on the set, was a guest on "The Muppet Show," her own TV variety show, "Gilda Live" "It Came From Hollywood," "Haunted Honeymoon" "It's Garry Shandling's Show" and many other projects.

She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Gilda was one-of-a-kind and admired and loved by her family, friends, and fans. This documentary is an intimate look at the funny woman who loved to entertain and make people laugh. If you are attending The Tribeca Film Festival you will not want to miss it! More announcements of the upcoming 2018 Tribeca Film Festival are coming soon. Keep it here on Blasting News as I will be covering the event for the second straight year. It's expected to be even bigger and better than The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival!