WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Judy (Sneak Preview)
Dir. Rupert Goold | 85 min
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.
As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”
Sneak Preview courtesy of Roadside Attractions.
Wednesday, September 257:00 PM RSVPs Required
- Renée Zellweger gives her all — and then some — in a portrait of the showbiz icon's final year that rightly prioritizes raw feeling over slavish verisimilitude. ― Variety
- Director Rupert Goold and resurgent star Renée Zellweger have pulled off something unusual and affecting in “Judy”: a biographical portrait in which performer and subject meet halfway, illuminating something of each other in the process. ― Guy Lodge, Variety
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This program is free-to-attend with an RSVP. RSVPs are required, but do not guarantee seating. Seating is limited to theater capacity and the screening may be overbooked to ensure a full house. If your RSVP is successful, please arrive early as seating from the general RSVP line is first come, first served. Film agency and JxJ representatives reserve the right to deny access at their discretion.
This event finished on September 26, 2019.