The Film Society of Lincoln Center is planning a massive retrospective of Judy Garland’s movies between July 26 and August 9.
Highlights will include a sing-along screening of “The Wizard of Oz” (1939); screenings of the Andy Hardy classics that teamed Garland with Mickey Rooney classic and beloved musicals (“Meet me in Saint Louis; 1944) and her Academy Award-nominated performances in “A star is born” (1954) and “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961)—thirty-ones titles in all.
Program Director Richard Pena said, “The idea for this series occurred to us when we were presenting the restoration of “The wizard of Oz” at the New York Film Festival in 2009. In discovering the amazing number of web sites, festivals and fan clubs still devoted to Judy Garland, it was clear that she is still very much alive and part of our culture. [ … ] We’re delighted to give Judy Garland fans and New York film goers an opportunity to see one of the truly magical screen icons up on the big screen, where she belongs.”