Judy Garland film series in Barrington
Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for his October film lecture series, Judy Garland: Miss Show Business. The series commemorates the 50th anniversary of Garland’s passing, and coincides with the release to movie theaters this fall of Judy, starring Renee Zellweger as a past-her-prime Garland in the months before her death. This series, however, features a selection of movies showcasing Garland in her prime. On October 23, A Star Is Born will be shown. Esther Blodgett (Garland) is an aspiring performer who is transformed into star Vicki Lester with the help of movie star Norman Maine (James Mason). As her career blossoms, his begins to wane. The unrated color film runs for approximately 3 hours, with one 15-minute intermission. The series concludes on October 30 with I Could Go On Singing (1963).
WHERE: Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road, Barrington
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 23; 1 p.m.
MORE INFO: 401/247-1920