Gloria Gaynor is an awesome singer, who has left an indelible mark on popular culture with her iconic disco anthem “I Will Survive.” Over the course of four decades, her journey has been filled with many challenges, however embodying the very essence of her renowned song, Gaynor continues to forge ahead, determined to release a new gospel album even in her seventies as well as her documentary ” Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive”. 

epa09717443 US singer Gloria Gaynor performs on stage at the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts, in Cerritos, California, USA, 29 January 2022. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

This captivating documentary delves into Gloria Gaynor’s life, offering a poignant account of her unwavering resilience and a mesmerizing glimpse into the inner workings of the music industry. Amidst a landscape often defined by ruthless competition, the film reveals the seldom-seen bonds of camaraderie between Gaynor and her manager, Stephanie Gold, as well as other professionals in the field. Their unwavering support and compassion may bring tears to the eyes of many, but it is Gaynor’s enchanting voice that truly resonates throughout the entirety of the documentary.         

So hold on to your disco balls, folks, because the queen of disco herself, Gloria Gaynor, is making a triumphant return! And this time, she’s bringing along her partner in crime, the talented filmmaker Betsey Schechter, for a documentary that will leave you dancing in your seats. Get ready to boogie down, because “Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive” is about to hit the silver screen, and it’s premiering at none other than the star-studded Tribeca Film Festival on June 7.       


In a recent interview on Good Morning America, Gaynor and Schechter spilled the beans about their exciting collaboration, and let me tell you, it’s an absolute blast from the past. The legendary singer, known for her infectious hit “I Will Survive,” and the visionary filmmaker have joined forces to take us on an exhilarating journey through Gloria’s extraordinary life.


The documentary promises to be a disco extravaganza like no other. From the glittery dance floors of Studio 54 to the roaring crowds at sold-out concerts, “Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive” invites us to relive the disco era in all its glamorous glory. But it’s not just about the flashy costumes and infectious beats; this film dives deep into the heart and soul of a true survivor.       


Gaynor, whose powerful voice and indomitable spirit have inspired millions around the world, shares her personal triumphs and challenges throughout the years. She opens up about the highs and lows of her career, the setbacks she faced, and the resilience that kept her going. It’s a story of resilience, determination, and, of course, the timeless anthem that has become an anthem for anyone facing adversity.


But let’s not forget about the incredible woman behind the camera, Betsey Schechter. With her keen eye for capturing raw emotions and telling authentic stories, she brings a fresh perspective to Gloria’s narrative. Together, they’ve created a masterpiece that will have you grooving in your seats while also tugging at your heartstrings.


So, mark your calendars, disco divas and movie buffs, because June 7 is the day the disco ball starts spinning again. The Tribeca Film Festival will be the stage where “Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive” takes its rightful place among the greatest documentaries of our time. Get ready to dance, sing, and be inspired as you witness the incredible journey of a woman who truly embodies the spirit of survival.      


As Gaynor famously sang, “I Will Survive,” and so will her legacy. This film is a testament to the power of music, the strength of the human spirit, and the undeniable fact that disco will never die. So, grab your dancing shoes and get ready to groove, because “Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive” is here to remind us all that, no matter what life throws our way, we can disco our troubles away. Let’s boogie on, my friends!


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