Director Jonathan Demme and star Paul Le Mat at a screening of MELVIN AND HOWARD (1980) @FilmLinc on 2/1/12

Director Jonathan Demme and star Paul Le Mat at a screening of MELVIN AND HOWARD (1980) @FilmLinc on 2/1/12

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Wim Wenders and Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Richard Pena after a screening of “Pina” at Walter Reade Theater on 1/7/12.

Wim Wenders and Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Richard Pena after a screening of “Pina” at Walter Reade Theater on 1/7/12.

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82-year-old Jane Powell and her 19-year-old self, on a poster for 1948’s Luxury Liner. Taken 11/15/2011 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s “An Evening w/ Jane Powell.”

82-year-old Jane Powell and her 19-year-old self, on a poster for 1948’s Luxury Liner. Taken 11/15/2011 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s “An Evening w/ Jane Powell.”

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92-year-old dancer Marge Champion after a screening of Two Weeks with Love (1950) at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on 11/15/2011.

92-year-old dancer Marge Champion after a screening of Two Weeks with Love (1950) at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on 11/15/2011.

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Jane Powell w/ husband (and former Our Gang star) Dickie Moore at the Walter Reade Theater on 11/15/2011.

Jane Powell w/ husband (and former Our Gang star) Dickie Moore at the Walter Reade Theater on 11/15/2011.

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@TCM host Robert Osborne and Jane Powell about to take the stage at the Walter Reade Theater for “An Evening w/ Jane Powell”

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@TCM host Robert Osborne tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, looking healthy.

@TCM host Robert Osborne tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, looking healthy.

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JUDY GARLAND RETROSPECTIVE AT FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to New York City, where the Film Society of Lincoln Center has pulled back the curtain to reveal a thirty-film retrospective of Frances Ethel Gumm.

You may know her better as Judy Garland. Or just Judy!! (with at least two exclamation points!! And jazz hands, natch.)

From her debut in Pigskin Parade (1936) to her final feature film bow in the tragically-titled I Could Go On Singing (1963), Garland acted, sang and danced her heart out in a variety of delightful concoctions, one of which has become, arguably, the most beloved movie of all time.

The Film Society series will make Garland completists weep for joy, with everything from her Andy Hardy musical “comedies” (which would be great if only Mickey Rooney wasn’t in them) to her late-career dramatic work, like Judgment at Nuremberg. Even the Chuck Jones-directed Gay Pur-ee (1962) makes an animated appearance, for a special kids screening at the ungodly hour of 10 a.m. on August 7. If Judy were still with us, I’m sure she’d roll in fashionably late, wearing dark glasses. 

The retrospective of Judy’s film work is presented in partnership with the Paley Center for Media, which is offering a concurrent series of rarely seen TV appearances from 1955 until Garland’s tragic death in 1969. The highlight of the Paley Center exhibition (for me) is collection of rare clips they’re calling Judy Potpourri, this Sunday July 31 at 12:30 p.m.

So, if you block out your calendar for the next two weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to see almost every extant piece of visual media featuring Judy Garland. 

Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings, indeed.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents “Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy” at the Walter Reade Theater. Tuesday, July 26 through Tuesday August 9, 2011

TUES 7/26/11

6:15 PM Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 

9 PM The Clock (1945) 

WED 7/27/11

1:30 PM Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) 

3:30 PM Listen, Darling (1938) 

THURSDAY 7/28/11

1 PM Babes in Arms (1939) 

3 PM Babes on Broadway (1941)  

FRIDAY 7/29/11

12:30 PM The Clock (1945) 

2:30 PM Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 

5:00 PM Strike Up the Band (1940) 

7:30 PM Shorts & Rarities, presented by author and Garland expert John Fricke

9:45 PM Little Nellie Kelly (1940) 

SATURDAY 7/30/11

10:30 AM The Wizard of Oz (1939) Sing-along version. Ugh.

1:00 PM Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)

3:15 PM Pigskin Parade (1936) Garland’s feature debut.

5:30 PM The Pirate (1948) 

8:00 PM Ziegfeld Follies (1946)

SUNDAY 7/31/11

12:00 PM Listen, Darling (1938)

1:45 PM Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry (1937) 

3:30 PM Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) 

5:30 PM Everybody Sing  (1938) 

7:30 PM A Star in Born  (1954) 

MONDAY 8/1/11

2 PM Everybody Sing (1938) 

4PM The Harvey Girls (1946) 

6:15 PM Babes in Arms (1939) 

8:15 PM Babes on Broadway (1941)

TUESDAY 8/2/11

1:30 PM For Me and My Gal (1942) 

3:45 PM Girl Crazy (1943)

6:00 PM Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) 

8:00 PM Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941) 

WEDNESDAY 8/3/11

1:30 PM Strike up the Band (1940) 

4:00 PM The Wizard of Oz (1939) Non-Sing-along version. Yay. 

6:15 PM Presenting Lily Mars (1943) 

8:30 PM Ziegfeld Girl (1941) 

THURSDAY 8/4/11

2:30 PM Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) 

6:15 PM For Me and My Gal (1942)

8:30 PM The Harvey Girls (1946) 

FRIDAY 8/5/11

2:15PM A Star is Born (1954) 

6:00 PM Easter Parade (1948)

8:30 PM Till the Clouds Roll By (1947) 

SATURDAY 8/6/11

6:10 PM Summer Stock (1950) 

8:30 PM In the Good Old Summertime (1949) 

SUNDAY 8/7/11

10:00 AM Gay Purr-ee (1962)

12:30 PM Girl Crazy (1943)

2:45 PM Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

6:30 PM I Could Go On Singing (1963) Garland’s final film. 

8:40 PM A Child is Waiting (1963) 

MONDAY 8/8/11

2:00 PM Easter Parade (1948) 

4:15 PM A Child is Waiting (1963) 

TUESDAY 8/9/1

1:30 PM Summer Stock (1950) 

3:45 PM I Could Go On Singing (1963) 

6:00 PM Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 

8:15 PM A Star is Born (1954) 

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Stay Inside This Weekend!

What a coincidence. The hottest weekend of the year is also the best weekend of the year for old movie buffs in New York City.

Stay inside this weekend, avoid the record-breaking heat and enjoy TWO DOZEN classic films — everything from silent 1920s melodrama to bloated 1990s action films! 

FILM FORUM

Essential Pre-Code through August 14

Fri: Busby Berkeley’s GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933! 

Fri 6:25/10PM: ROMAN SCANDALS (1933) 

Sat/Mon: First version of THE MALTESE FALCON (1931) 

Sat/Sun/Mon: Paul Muni in Howard Hawks’s SCARFACE (1932)

Sun: THE STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE (1933) Most notorious Pre-Code of all! 

Sun: Cecil B. DeMille’s THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932) 

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

Prince of the City: Remembering Sidney Lumet through July 15

Fri 6:15PM: Sidney Lumet’s NETWORK (1976)  

Fri 8:45PM: Sidney Lumet’s THE VERDICT (1982)

Sat 10:30AM: Sidney Lumet’s THE WIZ (1978)   

Sat 1:15PM Sidney Lumet’s THE SEA GULL (1968)  NOT ON DVD!

Sat 6:30PM: Sidney Lumet’s DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1976) 

Sat 9PM: Sidney Lumet’s SERPICO (1973)  

Sun 12:30PM: Sidney Lumet’s LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (1962) 

Sun 4PM: Sidney Lumet’s Q&A (1990) w/ guest Armand Assante 

Sun 7:15PM: Sidney Lumet’s PRINCE OF THE CITY (1981) w/ guest Treat Williams 

MUSEUM OF MOVING IMAGE

Sat/Sun: George Roy Hill’s BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID 

Sat/Sun: George Roy Hill’s THE STING (1973) 

Sat/Sun 1PM: James Frawley’s THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979)

Sat/Sun 5PM: Errol Morris’s GATES OF HEAVEN (1978)

SUNSHINE CINEMA

Sat/Sun: Tony Scott’s TRUE ROMANCE (1993)

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Renny Harlin’s THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT (1996)

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973)

Kurosawa’s RAN (1985)

BRUNO WALTER AUDITORIUM at Lincoln Center 

Dorothy Gish in NELL GWYN (1926) accompanied by Ben Model Sat 2:30PM  

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