Film News: Judy Garland Summer Centennial at Gene Siskel Film Center, June 1 – July 30, 2022

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CHICAGO – She was born Frances Gumm on June 10th, 1922, but the world knew her as megastar Judy Garland. To celebrate her birth centennial, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents nine of her films from June 1 – July 30. For ticket info and details, click JUDY100.

The nine films will be “Meet Me in St. Louis” (June 1 & 4), “The Clock” (June 8 & 11), “Easter Parade” (June 15 & 18), “In the Good Old Summertime” (June 22 & 26), “Summer Stock” (June 29 & July 2), A Star is Born” (July 6 & 9), The Pirate” (July 13 & 16), Judgement At Nuremberg (July 20 & 23) and of course “The Wizard of Oz” (July 27 & 30). All will screen at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

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Arguably, Judy Garland is one of the greatest movie stars of her era. She signed a movie contract in 1935 with Metro Goldwyn Mayer at the tender age of 13, and then starred in a series of iconic musical/dramatic films during her time there, establishing herself as one of the greatest talents to ever come out of Hollywood. Her film career was waning by the early 1960s, and she passed away at age 47 in 1969, after leaving a legacy of cinematic and technicolor dreams.

The Gene Siskel Film Center (164 North State Street, Chicago) presents the nine-film “Judy Garland Summer Centennial,” from June 1st through July 30th, 2022. Click GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER for general information. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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