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      Lily Tomlin

      Released Sep 6, 1986 1h 31m Documentary List
      Reviews This documentary follows actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin for two years as she works on her award-winning play "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe." In 1983, Tomlin and her personal and professional partner Jane Wagner begin road testing material for Tomlin's one-woman show, questioning the audience extensively after her performances. With the help of her road manager, Cheryl Swannack, Tomlin rigorously prepares for her 1985 Broadway premiere. Read More Read Less

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      Sarah Schulman Gay Community News (Boston) She is a complete, complex personality and the filmmakers have been able to convey this with insight while retaining full respect for their subject. Aug 26, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This documentary follows actress and comedienne Lily Tomlin for two years as she works on her award-winning play "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe." In 1983, Tomlin and her personal and professional partner Jane Wagner begin road testing material for Tomlin's one-woman show, questioning the audience extensively after her performances. With the help of her road manager, Cheryl Swannack, Tomlin rigorously prepares for her 1985 Broadway premiere.
      Director
      Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
      Producer
      Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
      Distributor
      Public Broadcasting Service
      Production Co
      Channel Four Films, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) [us]
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 6, 1986, Original
      Runtime
      1h 31m
      Sound Mix
      Mono