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June 1987 (USA) See more »
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Lily Tomlin marries partner of 42 years
 (From RealBollywood. 9 January 2014, 12:50 AM, PST)

Lily Tomlin Marries Jane Wagner, Her Partner of 42 Years
 (From The Wrap. 8 January 2014, 6:47 AM, PST)

Lily Tomlin weds Jane Wagner
 (From Monsters and Critics. 7 January 2014, 8:07 PM, PST)

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It's Just About A Couple of Sincere Hard Working Gals See more (2 total) »


Peggy Feury ... Peggy Feury

Cheryl Swannack ... Herself

Lily Tomlin ... Herself
Jane Wagner ... Herself

Directed by
Nick Broomfield 
Joan Churchill 
Produced by
Nick Broomfield .... producer
Joan Churchill .... producer
Cinematography by
Joan Churchill 
Film Editing by
Nick Broomfield 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sandi Sissel .... additional photography
Other crew
Dana Baker .... production assistant

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90 min
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
It's Just About A Couple of Sincere Hard Working Gals, 6 March 2004
Author: ixtlan from Toronto

I have watched this film and shared it with friends dozens of times over during the last 15 years. It is true as "jimmylee" has stated in his comments that it is a rare glimpse into the creative process and into the very private life of Lily, her partner Jane, and their production company. I found many bits very candid and revealing and it only endeared both of them and their art to me. They show themselves to be just a couple of very hard working girls like millions of other working girls. The difference, of course, is that their work is much more public than most. The work they did for this show is part of and reveals much of the prevailing culture of the seventies and eighties. Lily Tomlin, herself, is a cultural icon in her own right.

I enjoyed it many times before I actually got the pleasure of seeing the one woman show that came out of the work in progress documented in this film - "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe". I enjoyed it so much and wore out a copy of the play I bought to such an extent, that the live show was a huge disappointment for me! Quite unfair to such a brilliant artist and her writer.

I have many more questions than answers about each of their creative processes and I was left wanting to know much more.

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