MOMS MABLEY A Documentary Film produced by Whoopi Goldberg
Saturday, June 15, 2019 · 6:30PM
Maysles Cinema 343 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Often referred to as “the funniest woman in the world,” the iconic African-American standup comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley broke racial and sexual boundaries and continues to inspire comedians to this day. In her directorial film debut, Whoopi Goldberg, a modern-day comedy favorite pays homage to this pioneering talent.
“Moms Mabley has been a huge inspiration to me and so many others, but not a lot of folks outside of the comedy world know about her legacy,” says Goldberg. “There are a lot of us who wouldn’t be working today without pioneers like her. HBO gave me my first break on TV, so it’s only fitting that Moms has a home there now.”
Goldberg also executive produces the documentary, along with Tom Leonardis, and legendary producer and director George Schlatter.