Joan Rivers: a piece of work

The World

We all know Joan Rivers as a comedian, talk show host, red carpet personality, writer, and season 2 Celebrity Apprentice winner. But now, the woman famous for asking ‘Can We Talk?’ is adding the job title ‘documentary subject’ to her resume, as well.

The name of her new film is ‘Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.’ Directed by Ricki Stern, it follows Rivers over the course of a year, from the opening of her newest play in London in 2008 to her triumphant win on the Celebrity Apprentice in 2009.

We talk with Stern and Rivers about how they came to work together, what’s revealed in the film that we haven’t seen before, and the bits and pieces of Joan’s life that were left on the cutting room floor.

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