Introduced by Jewish Women’s Archive Chair Barbara Berman Dobkin
Making Trouble tells the stories of six great female comic performers: Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner, and Wendy Wasserstein. Their comedy defied cultural expectations and changed the rules. This documentary spans more than a century of theater, film, and television—from vaudeville and the Yiddish theater and Broadway to the Ziegfeld Follies and Saturday Night Live. Mixing archival footage with original interviews, the film provides insight into what it means to be Jewish, female, and funny. This film was produced by the Jewish Women’s Archive. 2007, U.S., video, 85 minutes.
Copresented with the Sabes Foundation Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival.