A Star is Born


Dir. George Cukor (1954) No Judy Garland vehicle invites a biographical reading more than Cukor’s 1954 film, which boasts one of the actress’s most titanic performances. A CinemaScope musical about Hollywood dreams and nightmares, A Star Is Born was Garland’s comeback role after MGM, her employer since 1935, suspended her contract in 1950, a result of her inability to complete several films.

Wed., June 20, 12:15 p.m.; Thu., June 21, 12:15 p.m., 2012