Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wu Guanzhong Exhibit at the Asia Society

[my review of the exhibition--along with many wonderful images--can be seen online at www.rickrubens.com/Wu.htm]


Nancy and I just got a quick look at a fabulous exhibition at the Asia Society of works by Wu Guanzhong—an amazing painter we ‘discovered’ at the Hong Kong Museum of Art during our trip to the Urban Age conference there last November. (I am regretting more and more that I have not yet gotten to write up our touring Hong Kong [although I did write up the conference proper: www.rickrubens.com/hk.htm]; it is really an incredible city.) I put ‘discovered’ in quotes, as it turns out Wu Guanzhong (吳冠), who died at 90 in 2010, is an extremely famous painter, considered by many to be the father of modern Chinese painting. His obituary in the Hong Kong South China Morning Post described him as “one of the most important figures of 20th-century Chinese art”; and the NY Times just a few days ago ran an article by Jane Perlez (“China Extends Reach Into International Art”) which features Wu and this exhibition.


We cannot wait to get back to the Asia Society to spend more time in this great exhibition, Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong, and I encourage you to do so as well. (See my complete review of the exhibition--along with many wonderful images--online at www.rickrubens.com/Wu.htm.) It is on until 5 August 2012:


Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong



24 April 2012 - 5 August 2012




725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212-288-6400

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, with extended evening hours Fridays until 9:00 pm (except for July 1 through Labor Day, when it closes at 6:00 pm on Fridays). The Museum Galleries are closed on Mondays.



Wu Guanzhong went to Paris to study at the École Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-arts in 1947. He returned to China in 1950, bringing with him many aspects of Western art, but returning to traditional Chinese themes and techniques as well. He was sent to a labor camp during the upheaval of the Cultural Revolution, and many of his earlier works were destroyed; his career did not actually takeoff until the late 70s.


Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong, organized by the Shanghai Art Museum (to which Wu donated 113 of his works in 2008) and Asia Society Museum, displays 54 examples of his work from the mid-1970s to 2004, focusing on his works in the medium of ink.


Go to my review of the exhibition online at www.rickrubens.com/Wu.htm

Saturday, April 28, 2012

David Yazbek at Joe's Pub on 30 May Wednesday

Our friend David Yazbek, writer of the songs and lyrics of the Broadway musicals Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and The Full Monty (albums available for purchase on CD or mp3) and the writer and performer of several of our favorite CDs—"Evil Monkey Man," "Damascus," "Tock," and "The Laughing Man" (available for purchase on CD or mp3)—is doing a gig with some wonderfully talented musicians (Erik Della Penna [guitar, etc.], Dean Sharenow [drums, etc.], Brian Hamm [bass], and Javier Diaz [percussionist], and perhaps some special guests in NYC on 30 May Wednesday at Joe’s Pub at 7:30 PM. This will be an event you should not miss! We love his music, and we’ll certainly be there ourselves. (Tickets are going fast, so go to http://tickets.joespub.com/production/?perf=18025 where you can purchase tickets [and pick out your seats online].) If you’re coming, do let me know. We hope to see you there!


DAVID YAZBEK

Joe’s Pub

30 May Wednesday, 7:30 PM

at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.

(between East 4 St. and Astor Place in NYC's East Village)

The price of tickets is $25 or $30 (depending on location), and, in addition, there is a minimum per person purchase of two drinks or $12 of food (menu).

 Here’s an email wee received from David about the gig:

Hi Folks,

We're doing Joe's Pub in NYC.

Wed. May 30th at 7:30 pm.

$25-$30

Tickets can be purchased online at joespub.com, where customers are able to select their seat from an interactive seat map when purchasing, by phone at 212-967-7555, or in person at The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM) located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.

This is the new, renovated Joe's Pub with a new Baldwin grand that I can't wait to defile.

We'll be doing songs from my five albums, a couple from "Women On The Verge" and a few new ones. The band will be Dean Sharenow, Erik Dellapenna, Brian Hamm and the spectacular percussionist Javier Diaz. Maybe some guests? I'll let you know.

Unsubscribe in the subject line if you want.

Below is Joe's Pub's mailing--


“A Woozy Thrill Ride on a Volcano’s Edge”
-New York Times

“Edgy and Inventive Pop”
-The New Yorker

“Full of Pop-Rock Hooks and Quirky, Occasionally Harrowing Lyrics”
-New York Post

“Sporting influences ranging from XTC’s Andy Partridge to Frank Loesser, Yazbek’s music is full of bouncy riffs and hooks, as well as his trademark nasty-naughty sense of humor”
-Time Out

David Yazbek is a long-time cult favorite—a recording artist, vocalist and pianist known for his thrilling live performances and irreverent style. He is a three-time Tony Award nominee, whose shows The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown have played in over 20 countries. His first album, The Laughing Man, won the N.A.I.R.D. Award for Best Pop Album of the Year. He is also a Grammy-nominated record producer and an Emmy-Award winning TV writer

Urban Age Conference in Hong Kong

CITIES

HEALTH AND

WELL-BEING

URBAN AGE HONG KONG

16-17 NOVEMBER 2011


This year’s Urban Age conference followed the new pattern of being issue-centered, rather than being primarily about a particular city or region. The topic was Health and Well-Being in Cities. Nevertheless, the specifics of Hong Kong provided a very special context in which to examine this topic: Hong Kong is an incredibly intense, dense, exciting urban environment; it is related both to situations in the wealthier countries of the more established, Western parts of the globe, as well as to the exploding urbanization of the newer—often poorer—parts of the world—and Asia, in particular.

 For those of you who are not familiar with it, the Urban Age is a series of world-wide conferences, dedicated to studying the problems and issues facing cities in the 21st century and creating dialogues designed to find solutions. (See the UA’s own very informative website: www.urban-age.net). 100 years ago, 10% of the world’s population lived in cities, while 90% lived in rural areas. We are at a moment in history when the world has recently crossed the point that more than 50% of its population now live in cities—and the United Nations predicts that by 2050 approximately 75% of the world will live in cities. This fact means that the nature of cities will have an incredibly important impact on the nature of life on this planet. The Urban Age program is centered at the London School of Economics, and funded by the Alfred Herrhausen Society (the international forum of Deutsche Bank). These conferences are designed to form the framework for the development of an ongoing dialogue between government leaders, academic experts and urban practitioners—it brings together architects, city planners, government officials, transportation experts, real estate developers, and the academics who study these areas; and to this array of urban thinkers, the Hong Kong conference added representatives from the worlds of health care, public health, and epidemiology, .

 The Endless City, a book representing the integration of the findings of the first series of conferences (which began in New York [q.v., my write up] in February 2005 and which culminated in Berlin in November 2006 [with Shanghai, London, Johannesburg, and Mexico City in between], was released by Phaidon Press in 2008. It was co-authored by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic (member of the Urban Age team and author of The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful--and Their Architects--Shape the World, and many other books).

The second series of conferences began in November 2007. The first of this series was Mumbai (q.v., my write up), followed by São Paulo, and, in 2009, Istanbul (q.v., my write up), which was the final of the three meetings of this second series. Living in the Endless City, also co-authored by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic and by published Phaidon Press (2011), presents an in-depth overview of the findings from this series of conferences.

The third series of conferences began in December 2010 with the Global Metro Summit in Chicago, organized by LSE Cities in conjunction with the Brookings Institution Metro Policy Program. This conference explored approaches and perspectives to overcome the current global economic crisis as it affected cities. The Hong Kong conference on Health and Well-Being is the second in this series of issue-centered conferences.

To see my write up, go to: http://www.rickrubens.com/hk.htm

Saturday, July 23, 2011

CULTURE ALERT ADDENDUM: files for Donald Kagan's "Introduction to Ancient Greek History" available online free!!

There are those of you who really DO follow these Parrot Droppings closely, and a couple of you went online to download the files for this fabulous course on Ancient Greek History by Donald Kagan (original description attached below), only to find them not available using the link I provided.  IDK what the deal is, but I checked, and it is true:  they do NOT seem to be available that way. 
 
They CAN be downloaded, however, using the following URL: http://oyc.yale.edu/classics/introduction-to-ancient-greek-history/content/downloads.html.  (I am not at all sure why the particular difference in format makes it not work--as it seems to bring one to precisely the same page; but it seems consistently true that it works via the one format and not via the other.  [Any theories from my computer-wonk recipients?])
 
There is a Zip file which is available on the Open Yale courses site the link takes one to; but since IDK what the problem was with the original link, I'm not confident this will work...but it may be worth trying.
 
This appears to be a fabulous course, so I wouldn't wait too long to download the contents.  At some point they may actually take it down.  (I have only watched the very beginning...but it was pretty exciting; and Kagan's course is legendary at Yale.

Friday, July 22, 2011

From the Film Society: John Turturro held over, Sidney Lumet retrospective, and Judy Garlarnd festival!

Great summer treats from the Film Society of Lincoln CenterJohn Turturro's Passione has been extended for a week at the Elie;  there is a retrospective of the films of Sidney Lumet currently playing at the Walter Reade Theater; and, for all you "Friends of Dorothy," there is an extremely extensive Judy Garland festival starting at the Walter Reade Theater next week.   (details of each below)
 
 
Nancy and I saw John Turturro's fabulous documentary about Naples, its songs, and its singers, last week during its original release at the Film Center.  It is an odd and quirky film, but it is also quite extraordinary.  For those who love Napoli, the sun and joyous vitality of this part of Italy, and the music and spirit that embodies it, this film will be a total joy.  Tony Scott writes in this Sunday's Arts and Leisure section of the NY Times, "The short list of must-see new documentaries includes...John Turturro's 'Passione'...a vibrant, impressionistic tour of the musical traditions of Naples."  (A.O. Scott, "Captivating Films, Complicated Truths," 24 July 2011.)  (My original Culture Alert about it is attached at the end of this email.)  The run at the Elie is being extended for a week.  While it will not be in one of the two amazing screening rooms at the Elie (clearly the best places in New York for watching film), it will be shown in the Elie's Amphitheater
HELD OVER! Beginning on Friday, July 22: Passione will screen in the Film Center's Amphitheater with special ticket prices: $10 General Public/ $8 Student, Senior & Child/ $7 Member. Tickets on sale now >>
Showtimes on Friday, July 22: 2:15pm, 7:40pm, 9:40pm
Showtimes on Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24: 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm, 8:15pm
Showtimes on Monday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 27: 6:15pm, 8:15pm
There is still time to see some of the great films by Sidney Lumet before the retrospective ends on Monday:  Dog Day Afternoon, Fail Safe, Long Day's Journey into Night, Serpico, The Pawnbroker (see complete list below)--all playing at the Walter Reade Theater
Jul. 19 - Jul. 25
RETROSPECTIVE OF “THE QUINTESSENTIAL NEW YORK FILMMAKER” WILL FEATURE GUEST APPEARANCES BY TREAT WILLIAMS, LUIS GUZMAN, PAUL CALDERON, SCREENWRITER WALTER BERNSTEIN, FORMER NYPD NARCOTICS DETECTIVE ROBERT LEUCI, AND JUDGE EDWIN TORRES.
Literally born into the business as the son of actors from the Yiddish theater, Sidney Lumet began acting at the age of four, and made his Broadway debut at age 11 and first film appearance at 15. But it was as a director—first in the new medium of television and later in movies—that he found his true calling, drawing on his experience in front of the camera to become the very definition of an “actor’s director.” From 12 Angry Men in 1957 to Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead in 2007, Lumet averaged a film per year, leading 17 performers to Oscar nominations (six of whom won), and running the gamut from scabrous satires and fever-pitch melodramas to iconic police stories and even a musical—more often than not with the city of New York as his canvas. He was, in the words of Woody Allen, “the quintessential New York filmmaker,” whether telling gritty stories of urban corruption or adapting classics of the Broadway stage. On the occasion of his passing earlier this year at age 86, we remember this extraordinary career with a look back at 16 Lumet classics.
Films in this Series
12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Sidney Lumet, 1957

| Tue Jul 19: 6:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Fri Jul 22: 1:15 pm Buy Tickets |

With the teenage defendant’s life in the balance, it’s up to Henry Fonda to convince his fellow jurors of “reasonable doubt” in this nail-biting classic.
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Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Sidney Lumet, 2007

| Mon Jul 25: 8:30 pm Buy Tickets |

Bonds of blood run sour in Lumet’s powerful last feature, when brothers (Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman) plot rob their own parents’ shop.
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Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

Sidney Lumet, 1975

| Sat Jul 23: 6:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Mon Jul 25: 1:00 pm Buy Tickets |

There’s still nothing quite like Lumet’s spectacular story of a bank robbery turned media spectacle, starring Al Pacino as a man stealing to fund his lover’s sex-change operation.
Read more...
Fail-Safe

Fail-Safe

Sidney Lumet, 1964

| Tue Jul 19: 1:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Wed Jul 20: 6:15 pm Buy Tickets |

Q&A with screenwriter Walter Bernstein after the 6:15pm screening on July 20!
When a computer glitch threatens total nuclear annihilation, the President (Henry Fonda) scrambles for damage control in this taut, suspenseful Cold War thriller. Co-starring Walter Matthau.
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Find Me Guilty

Find Me Guilty

Sidney Lumet, 2006

| Mon Jul 25: 6:00 pm Buy Tickets |

Lumet returns to the courtroom with this underrated drama, starring Vin Diesel as the goofy but charismatic mobster who surprisingly represents himself in court.
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Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Sidney Lumet, 1962

| Sun Jul 24: 12:30 pm Buy Tickets |

The definitive Eugene O’Neill on film stars Ralph Richardson  as embittered stage actor, husband to recovering morphine addict (Oscar nominee Katharine Hepburn). With Jason Robards Jr., Dean Stockwell.
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Network

Network

Sidney Lumet, 1976

| Wed Jul 20: 3:45 pm Buy Tickets | | Fri Jul 22: 6:15 pm Buy Tickets |

Peter Finch is the “mad as hell” prophet of the airwaves in Lumet’s classic, uncannily prescient TV satire. Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall.
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Prince of the City

Prince of the City

Sidney Lumet, 1981

| Sun Jul 24: 7:15 pm Buy Tickets |

In person: actor Treat Williams and former NYPD narcotics detective Robert Leuci!
An idealistic cop (Treat Williams) tells the Feds about his department’s corruption. Based on the experiences of NYPD narcotics detective Robert Leuci.
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Q&A

Q&A

Sidney Lumet, 1990

| Sun Jul 24: 4:00 pm Buy Tickets |

Armand Assante, Paul Calderon and Judge Edwin Torres will attend and participate in a Q&A following the screening.
Lumet’s blistering adaptation stars Nick Nolte in a towering performance as an openly racist NYPD copy and Timothy Hutton as an investigating DA.
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Running on Empty

Running on Empty

Sidney Lumet, 1988

| Sat Jul 23: 4:00 pm Buy Tickets |

Lumet’s provocative, emotionally powerful family drama stars Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti as aging Sixties radicals on the lam, with a piano-prodigy son (Oscar-nominated River Phoenix).
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Serpico

Serpico

Sidney Lumet, 1973

| Wed Jul 20: 1:00 pm Buy Tickets | | Sat Jul 23: 9:00 pm Buy Tickets |

One of the great New York crime stories, and a portrait of one man’s resolve, stars Al Pacino as a plainclothes cop who testifies against corruption.
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The Offence

The Offence

Sidney Lumet, 1972

| Wed Jul 20: 9:00 pm Buy Tickets | | Mon Jul 25: 3:30 pm Buy Tickets |

In Lumet’s extraordinary, little-known film, Sean Connery gives a revelatory performance as a burned-out British detective on a task force searching for an accused child molester.
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The Pawnbroker

The Pawnbroker

Sidney Lumet, 1964

| Tue Jul 19: 8:35 pm Buy Tickets | | Fri Jul 22: 3:45 pm Buy Tickets |

The first American film to address the Holocaust from the perspective of a survivor, The Pawnbroker—and Rod Steiger’s performance—has lost none of its power to shock and disturb.
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The Sea Gull

The Sea Gull

Sidney Lumet, 1968

| Sat Jul 23: 1:15 pm Buy Tickets |

Lumet adapted Chekhov’s masterpiece of messy romantic triangles with an all-star international cast including Simone Signoret, James Mason, David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave. NOT ON DVD.
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The Verdict

The Verdict

Sidney Lumet, 1982

| Tue Jul 19: 3:50 pm Buy Tickets | | Fri Jul 22: 8:45 pm Buy Tickets |

Lumet’s masterful, Oscar-nominated courtroom drama features Paul Newman in one of his greatest performances as an ambulance-chaser who undergoes a crisis of conscience. With James Mason, Charlotte Rampling.
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The Wiz

The Wiz

Sidney Lumet, 1978

| Sat Jul 23: 10:30 am Buy Tickets |

The cult classic adaptation of The Wizard of Oz stars Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Richard Pryor, and showcases Manhattan as you’ve never seen it.
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Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy  http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/judy-garland-all-singin-all-dancin-all-judy

OK all you Judy Garland fans (and you KNOW who you are!)...here's an REAL summer treat:  some of her best films, shown on the big screen at the Walter Reade Theater, starting next Tuesday: The Wizard of Oz, A Star is Born, Easter Parade (which I'm told is actually quite wonderful), Meet Me in St. Louis, plus many, many more.  (see complete list below)
Jul. 26 - Aug. 09
This autumn marks the 75th anniversary of Judy Garland’s feature film debut (Pigskin Parade, 1936). It was the onset of a motion picture career ultimately unsurpassed in its timeless, classic amalgam of singing, dancing, comedy, and drama. In celebration, The Film Society of Lincoln Center joins forces with The Paley Center to present screenings of much of Judy’s movie and television achievement. The Garland events in both venues will be highlighted by special introductions, discussions, and exhibitions. Don’t miss these opportunities to share what critics have ceaselessly called the “magic” of Judy Garland!
The Wizard of Oz
Read an excerpt from “A Lot of Something Extra,” co-curator John Fricke's introduction to his new book Judy: A Legendary Film Career, to be published August 23, 2011, by Running Press
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Special thanks to John Fricke; Ned Price, George Feltenstein, and Marilee Womack/Warner Bros; and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Photographs from the new book, Judy: A Legendary Film Career, by John Fricke—to be published by Running Press in August 2011.

Choose three films now & save!

$30 General Public/ $24 Students & Seniors/ $21 Members Buy Now

Not sure what you want to see? Buy three vouchers & select screenings at the box office.

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$90 General Public/ $70 Students & Seniors/ $60 Members Buy Now

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Films in this Series

A Child Is Waiting

A Child Is Waiting

John Cassavetes, 1963

| Sun Aug 7: 8:40 pm Buy Tickets | | Mon Aug 8: 4:15 pm Buy Tickets |

A rootless musician (Garland) seeks stability as a teacher for challenged children, but her emotionalism is deemed counterproductive by the school psychiatrist (Burt Lancaster).
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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

George Cukor, 1954

| Sun Jul 31: 7:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Fri Aug 5: 2:15 pm Buy Tickets | | Tue Aug 9: 8:15 pm Buy Tickets |

A band singer (Garland) is touted to Hollywood stardom by an alcoholic film legend (James Mason), but their evolving love is undercut by the industry’s machinations.
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Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

George B. Seitz, 1940

| Tue Aug 2: 6:00 pm Buy Tickets |

Faithful pal Betsy Booth (Garland) comes to the aid of small-town Andy (Mickey Rooney) when he sets his sights on a wealthy society woman.
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Babes in Arms

Babes in Arms

Busby Berkeley, 1939

| Thu Jul 28: 1:00 pm Buy Tickets | | Mon Aug 1: 6:15 pm Buy Tickets |

Children of fading vaudevillians reclaim their families' honor by putting on a show in the barn. Rooney and Garland! Arthur Freed’s first film as head of his own MGM unit!
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Babes on Broadway

Babes on Broadway

Busby Berkeley, 1941

| Thu Jul 28: 3:00 pm Buy Tickets | | Mon Aug 1: 8:15 pm Buy Tickets |

A group of aspiring New York performers surmounts all the odds in their efforts to stage a benefit for inner-city children. Rooney and Garland!
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Broadway Melody of 1938

Broadway Melody of 1938

Roy Del Ruth, 1937

| Sat Jul 30: 1:00 pm Buy Tickets |

The financial backing for a Broadway revue depends on a racehorse, his tap-dancing owner, and her performing partners. Garland’s MGM feature-film debut!
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Easter Parade

Easter Parade

Charles Walters, 1948

| Fri Aug 5: 6:00 pm Buy Tickets | | Mon Aug 8: 2:00 pm Buy Tickets |

“The happiest musical ever made” (per the original ad copy): 17 Irving Berlin songs and the only screen teaming of Garland and Astaire.
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Everybody Sing

Everybody Sing

Edwin L. Marin, 1938

| Sun Jul 31: 5:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Mon Aug 1: 2:00 pm Buy Tickets |

The precocious singing daughter (Garland) of a madcap theatrical family saves them from financial ruin, aided by their Russian maid and singing chef.
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For Me and My Gal

For Me and My Gal

Busby Berkeley, 1942

| Tue Aug 2: 1:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Thu Aug 4: 6:15 pm Buy Tickets |

Vaudevillians encounter romantic challenges and World War I in their hopes of crashing “the big time”: The Palace Theatre in New York City. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
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Gay Purr-ee

Gay Purr-ee

Abe Levitow, 1962

| Sun Aug 7: 10:00 am Buy Tickets |

Chuck Jones co-wrote this innovative cartoon feature about a country cat (voiced by Garland) who seeks adventure in Paris. Songs by Arlen and Harburg. MOVIES FOR KIDS!
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Girl Crazy

Girl Crazy

Norman Taurog, 1943

| Tue Aug 2: 3:45 pm Buy Tickets | | Sun Aug 7: 12:30 pm Buy Tickets |

A Gershwin score enhances the saga of a New York playboy (Rooney) who is sent to a Western agricultural college and chases the dean’s granddaughter (Garland).
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I Could Go On Singing

I Could Go On Singing

Ronald Neame, 1963

| Sun Aug 7: 6:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Tue Aug 9: 3:45 pm Buy Tickets |

While appearing at the London Palladium, a legendary singer (Garland) hopes to rekindle an old love (Dirk Bogarde) and reunite with their illegitimate son. Garland’s final film.
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In the Good Old Summertime

In the Good Old Summertime

Robert Z. Leonard, 1949

| Sat Aug 6: 8:30 pm Buy Tickets |

Turn-of-the-century Chicago clerks (Garland, and Van Johnson) feud at their music store while carrying on an anonymous lonely-hearts correspondence. Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
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Judgment at Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg

Stanley Kramer, 1961

| Thu Aug 4: 2:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Sun Aug 7: 2:45 pm Buy Tickets |

An all-star cast revisits the moral issues and responsibilities that permeated the post-war Nuremberg trials of Nazi government officials. With Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Montgomery Clift.
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Life Begins for Andy Hardy

Life Begins for Andy Hardy

George B. Seitz, 1941

| Tue Aug 2: 8:00 pm Buy Tickets |

Andy (Rooney) weighs post-graduation options — college or a New York job? — while tempted by a Manhattan “wolfess” and championed by Betsy Booth (Garland).
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Listen, Darling

Listen, Darling

Edwin L. Marin, 1938

| Wed Jul 27: 3:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Sun Jul 31: 12:00 pm Buy Tickets |

To prevent her mother (Mary Astor) from re-marrying for security, a teen (Garland) and her best friend “kidnap” the woman in a trailer.
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Little Nellie Kelly

Little Nellie Kelly

Norman Taurog, 1940

| Fri Jul 29: 9:45 pm Buy Tickets |

An immigrant, multi-generational Irish family adjusts to life, loss, and love in New York City. Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
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Love Finds Andy Hardy

Love Finds Andy Hardy

George B. Seitz, 1938

| Wed Jul 27: 1:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Sun Jul 31: 3:30 pm Buy Tickets |

When Andy needs a car and a date for the Christmas Eve dance, the visiting girl-next-door solves his problems. With Lana Turner.
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Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis

Vincente Minnelli, 1944

| Tue Jul 26: 6:15 pm Buy Tickets | | Fri Jul 29: 2:30 pm Buy Tickets | | Tue Aug 9: 6:00 pm Buy Tickets |

The happy, turn-of-the-century, St. Louis existence of The Smith Family is threatened when Mr. Smith is offered a job in New York.
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Pigskin Parade

Pigskin Parade

David Butler, 1936

| Sat Jul 30: 3:15 pm Buy Tickets |

A hillbilly melon-thrower and his musical kid sister propel a Texas college to singing, dancing, and gridiron victory. Garland’s feature debut!
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Presenting Lily Mars

Presenting Lily Mars

Norman Taurog, 1943

| Wed Aug 3: 6:15 pm Buy Tickets |

Indiana teen makes good on Broadway (eventually) thanks to a producer from her hometown and despite his temperamental leading lady. Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
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Short Films and Rarities Presented by John Fricke

Various,

| Fri Jul 29: 7:30 pm Buy Tickets |

A special program hosted by noted Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz authority John Fricke, historian and author of Judy: A Legendary Film Career.
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Strike Up the Band

Strike Up the Band

Busby Berkeley, 1940

| Fri Jul 29: 5:00 pm Buy Tickets | | Wed Aug 3: 1:30 pm Buy Tickets |

Midwestern teens fight all the odds to get their high school swing band to Chicago for a radio contest. Rooney and Garland! Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
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Summer Stock

Summer Stock

Charles Walters, 1950

| Sat Aug 6: 6:10 pm Buy Tickets | | Tue Aug 9: 1:30 pm Buy Tickets |

A Connecticut barn becomes a summer theater, thanks to its singing/dancing owner and the performing troupe of a New York actor/director.
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The Clock

The Clock

Vincente Minnelli, 1945

| Tue Jul 26: 9:00 pm Buy Tickets | | Fri Jul 29: 12:30 pm Buy Tickets |

A New York office worker (Garland) meets, loses, and then marries an army corporal (Robert Walker) during his 48-hour leave.
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The Harvey Girls

The Harvey Girls

George Sidney, 1946

| Mon Aug 1: 4:00 pm Buy Tickets | | Thu Aug 4: 8:30 pm Buy Tickets |

Colleen McHugh sings Garland classics after the August 4th screening!
Overcoming saloon girls, snakes, arson, and amorous complications, a mail-order bride (Garland) turns waitress in the Old West. With Angela Lansbury.
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The Pirate

The Pirate

Vincente Minnelli, 1948

| Tue Jul 26: 4:00 pm Buy Tickets | | Sat Jul 30: 5:30 pm Buy Tickets |

Cole Porter wrote the songs for this tongue-in-cheek romp about a Caribbean girl (Garland) in love with the legend of a ruthless seaman (Gene Kelly).
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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Victor Fleming, 1939

| Sat Jul 30: 10:30 am Buy Tickets - Sing-along! | | Wed Aug 3: 4:00 pm Buy Tickets |

Movies for Kids: Sing-along version on July 30! (Regular version on August 3.)
A Kansas girl travels with a Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion (and Toto, too) through the magical, musical land of Munchkins, witches, and the Wonderful Wizard.
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Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry

Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry

Alfred E. Green, 1937

| Sun Jul 31: 1:45 pm Buy Tickets |

A boarding house manager, her niece, a British boy, and an American jockey thwart crooked bookies prior to the big race. Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
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Till the Clouds Roll By

Till the Clouds Roll By

Richard Whorf, 1947

| Fri Aug 5: 8:30 pm Buy Tickets |

In this “bio-pic,” the life of composer Jerome Kern is musically celebrated by an all-star MGM roster; Garland plays Broadway’s Marilyn Miller.
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Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies

Vincente Minnelli, 1946

| Tue Jul 26: 1:45 pm Buy Tickets | | Sat Jul 30: 8:00 pm Buy Tickets |

From an elegant Heavenly perch, legendary impresario Florenz Ziegfeld envisions a new edition of his Follies, as populated by MGM.
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Ziegfeld Girl

1941

| Wed Aug 3: 8:30 pm Buy Tickets |

A teen vaudevillian, an elevator operator, and a faithful wife face personal repercussions when selected to perform in the legendary Ziegfeld Follies.
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