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Whoopi Goldberg’s Moms Mabley Feature Documentary Will Make World Premiere At Tribeca

Whoopi Goldberg's Moms Mabley Feature Documentary Will Make World Premiere At Tribeca

Last summer, despite some criticism of her use of the online crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, to raise funds for her Moms Mabley documentary, Whoopi Goldberg did reach her campaign goal, actually surpassing it, raising over $73,000, when her goal was to raise $65,000.

Goldberg had been working on a documentary feature on the life of
pioneering comedian Moms Mabley for at least 3 years, and it looks
like she’s reached the tail-end of its journey, as it’s been announced this afternoon that the film will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC, this spring.

Titled I Got Somethin’ To Tell You, here’s its official synopsis:

Having broken racial and sexual boundaries as a pioneering comic talent, the late Moms Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world. Now Whoopi Goldberg takes a deep dive into Mabley’s legacy via recently unearthed photography, rediscovered performance footage and the words of numerous celebrated comedians. A true passion project for Goldberg, I Got Somethin’ to Tell You shows Mabley’s historical significance and profound influence as a performer vastly ahead of her time.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 17-28, right in my back yard, so you know we’ll be covering it.

No trailer for Whoopi’s doc just yet.

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