Long before La La Land there was Judy Garland, star of stage and screen, larger than life in lavish Technicolor musicals.
Lovers of a bygone age and the golden screen can expect Hollywood with the lid off on Sunday 15 October when The International Judy Garland Club’s Gary Horrocks promises to reveal little known stories and personal insights from behind the scenes before screening two rarely seen films at Parkway Cinema Beverley.
An afternoon with Judy Garland is being hosted by Beverley Film Society as part of Beverley Literature Festival and the very first East Riding Film Festival, which includes cinema venues across East Yorkshire. Each film screening has been personally selected by a well-known guest speaker who has a personal connection to their choice of film.
To date, Clare Grogan has introduced Gregory’s Girl at Junction Goole alongside BBC Radio Humberside’s Burnsy and later this month Director Mark Herman introduces Brassed Off at Pocklington Arts Centre, John Godber is at North Ferriby Screen with Up ‘n’ Under and actor Dominic Brunt presents the classic Whistle Down the Wind at Bridlington Spa.
This unique event includes a chance to browse Judy memorabilia from 1pm followed at 2pm by special anecdotes from Gary Horrocks and a rare screening of the documentary Judy in London 1957 (originally produced by The International Judy Garland Club for its members).
And at 3.30pm a full screening of the 1983 restoration of Warner Brothers’ A Star Is Born will be shown featuring lost footage from the original film. The 1954 epic and lavish musical was described by Time magazine as, ‘the greatest one-woman show in modern movie history’.
~ 1pm The International Judy Garland Club memorabilia fair
~ 2pm Gary Horrocks – Hollywood with the Lid Off
~ 2.30pm Judy Garland in London 1957 (documentary)
~ 3pm Intermission
~ 3.30pm A Star is Born (182 mins) starring Judy Garland and James Mason. Dir: George Cukor.
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