Q & A with writers and producers after the screening will be conducted by Miami New Times film critic Hans Morgenstern. A film by William Gazecki, with cast: Sophie Tucker, Barbara Walters, Carol Channing, Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Michael Feinstein, Shecky Greene, Bruce Vilanch. The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century. Before BeyoncÃ©, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other. The film is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker William Gazecki.