Films screening at this event

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

William Gazecki
96 min

“See The Outrageous Sophie Tucker. You’ll find something in it to take away and keep as your own.” – The Huffington Post

“For those who think Madonna and Lady Gaga represent the heights of outrageousness, this is a reminder that they have a very large debt to pay.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Bringing to life the story of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated performers: Sophie Tucker. “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” was born to Orthodox Jewish parents and, through a combination of talent, attitude, and a genius for self-promotion, became the world’s biggest female star by the late 1920s. Featuring interviews with Tony Bennett and Carol Channing, this is a loving tribute to Tucker’s astonishing career, an irrepressible trailblazer who set a world-shaking precedent for today’s female superstars.