NEW YORK, April 20 — The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York kicked off on Wednesday with the premiere of Love, Gilda, a documentary about late comedian Gilda Radner.
For long time friend and comedian Billy Crystal, the night was bittersweet.
“Knowing her back in the beginning of Saturday Night Live. My feelings for her as an entertainer and a comedian and person. It always has this surreal quality when you talk about her in the past because she was such a vibrant, amazing person on top of this enormous talent. So, I'm excited? I don't know if that's the right word,” said Crystal.
Billy Crystal attends the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere of 'Love, Gilda' at Beacon Theatre on April 18, 2018 in New York City. — AFP picFestival co-founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal spoke before the screening held at Manhattan's Beacon theatre.
Over 96 feature films will premiere at the festival while Schindler's List, Scarface and In the Soup will celebrate anniversaries.