Sid & Judy
MARKING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF JUDY GARLAND
Sid & Judy is an emotional documentary about the latter half of Judy Garland's career, as seen through the autobiography of her third husband Sid Luft. He meets and marries Garland shortly after her ignominious sacking from MGM, addicted to pills, with a reputation of being unreliable. So young to be seemingly on the scrapheap, Luft masterminds her return to the big screen in the Warner Brothers funded remake of A Star Is Born. After the film flops, Luft reinvents Garland as a touring extravaganza, with sell-out shows in Carnegie Hall and the London Palladium and every great venue in between, and finally gets her the CBS TV show. The story continues through the highs and lows of her television show to her death.
“That I should feel so completely invested in this documentary is down to the skill of the director in recreating her story in a way that felt so vivid and immersive.”- Caterina Benincasa, Bina007 Movies