This compelling documentary, a mix of comedy and drama, follows comedian Tig Notaro after she discovers that she has breast cancer. But the life-threatening diagnosis doesn’t stop Tig – it only makes her more determined to live her life and reach new career heights. In the wake of the scary news, the Los Angeles comic delivers a potent stand-up performance that leads to some unexpected changes in her life. The film chronicles Tig’s powerful journey: coming into her own as an artist, fighting a serious disease, and falling in love.
Why It’s a Gem:
Tig’s unique style of comedy, in the face of illness, makes this must-watch viewing. Her composure, honesty, courage and adaptability make her a very appealing documentary subject. This is a heartwarming story of healing — and dealing with uncertainty.