Daily Dose Pick: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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Pop-culture icon Joan Rivers goes under the microscope in Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg’s revealing new documentary exploring the secrets of her decades-long success.

Balancing public appearances with intimate moments, the film uncovers its legendary subject’s daily life as she good-naturedly mocks her infamous reputation for self-renewal. Shot over the course of a year, A Piece of Work slowly uncovers the funny woman’s own driving force, rooted in a quest to triumph in an industry that too often values youth and beauty over hard-earned success.

Visit the film’s official site, become a fan on Facebook, read the New York Times review, and stop by Joan Rivers’ own home on the web. Click through the gallery below to see stills from Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.

Click through below for a gallery of images from the film.

Joan Rivers in Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (Photo: Charles Miller) An IFC Films release.

Joan Rivers in Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (Photo: Charles Miller) An IFC Films release.

Joan Rivers in Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (Photo: Charles Miller) An IFC Films release.

Annie Sundberg, co-director of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. An IFC Films release.

Ricki Stern, co-director of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. An IFC Films release.

Joan Rivers in Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (Photo: Seth Keal) An IFC Films release.