Judy Garland Summer Centennial at the Gene Siskel Film Center, June 1 to July 30, 2022

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CHICAGO – She was born Frances Gumm on June 10, 1922, but the world knew her as megastar Judy Garland. To celebrate his centenary of birth, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents nine of his films from June 1 to July 30. For more information and ticket 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 Summer” (June 22 & 26), “Summer Stock” (June 29 & July 2), A Star is Born” (July 6 & 9), The Pirate” (July 13 & 16), Judgment at Nuremberg (20 July & 23) and of course “The Wizard of Oz” (July 27 & 30). All will be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

Judy Garland Summer Centennial
Photo credit: SiskelFilmCenter.org

Arguably, Judy Garland is one of the greatest movie stars of her time. She signed a movie contract in 1935 with Metro Goldwyn Mayer when she was 13, then starred in a string of iconic musical/drama films during her time there, establishing herself as one of the greatest talent never left Hollywood. Her film career was in decline in the early 1960s, and she died at age 47 in 1969, having left behind a legacy of cinematic and Technicolor dreams.

The Gene Siskel Film Center (164 North State Street, Chicago) presents all nine “Judy Garland Summer Centennial” films, June 1 through July 30, 2022. Click EMBARRASSED SISKELL FILM CENTER for general information.

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