"Led by a deeply committed performance from Renée Zellweger, Judy captures the waning days of a beloved performer with clear-eyed compassion." RottenTomatoes

Showing Times

Sat 19 Oct 16:00
Sat 19 Oct 18:30
Sun 20 Oct 20:00
Mon 21 Oct 11:00
Mon 21 Oct 15:00

The final chapter in the life of Judy Garland - troubled, gutsy, drug addicted and outrageously talented - was played out in public during her punishing 5 week booking at the Talk of the Town nightclub, London, in 1969.  Desperate for money, Judy took the booking against her better judgment, reluctantly leaving her 2 young children behind. Those performances were often chaotic and on the edge, with Garland frail, unsteady and bleary, but frequently lit up by the ol' magic - by this time wrenched from her battered heart.  

This is the period that this film-of-the-play uses to frame Judy's dramatic life.  At the centre of the film is a courageous performance - including the singing - from Renée Zellweger: “Zellweger zings” (Telegraph); “Gut-wreching portrayal” (NY Post) and "Zellweger offers it up with flair and fury" (New Yorker).  Support includes Jessie Buckley, Michael Gambon and Rufus Sewell, and if the film doesn't wholly bring back the inimitable original, Zellweger comes tantalisingly close! We dare you not to tear up during Zellweger's rendition of 'Over the Rainbow'.

Our Screen Gems screening is on Wed 30 Oct at 13:30.  That's good film in good company, for only £5.  


Film Information

118 mins

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