Curated by Richard Pena, Programming Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center. The Film Society of Lincoln Center joins forces with Guild Hall to present screenings of several of Judy Garland's best-loved films. A musical remake of the 1937 Janet Gaynor/Fredric March drama, Star was produced as Garland's return to the screen after a four year absence. Everything was done to create a genuinely beautiful film--from the Moss Hart scenario to the new songs by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin, the CinemaScope craftsmanship of director Cukor, and the nonpareil casting of James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, and Tom Noonan. Judy won an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress--and, as one appreciative critic noted, could have been cited as well as Best Singer, Best Dancer, Best Comedienne, and Best Mime. Talkback to follow with Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and a member of the Selection Committee for the New York Film Festival. He was formerly the film editor for LA Weekly, and has been a frequent contributor to Film Comment, Variety and numerous other publications.
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