Big Film Fest in January features “Judy”. Screening at 7:15 pm on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Norgan Theatre in Palmerston. It’s winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice of the “world’s greatest entertainer” but also reveals the pain beneath the persona. Starring Renee Zellweger with Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).

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