Wednesday, January 29, Tel Aviv Cinematheque
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20:00 – Festive cocktail by Sangria Lolea and Martin Miller’s Gin with DJ Ellyott
21:00 – Ceremony hosted by Gal Uchovsky and Talula Bonet
Gallina Port Des Bras tribute performance to Judy Garland and then
Israeli Premiere to the awards winning movie – JUDY
Directed by Rupert Goold
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Rufus Sewell, Jessie Buckley Finn Wittrock Michael Gambon
USA, 2019, 118 minutes, English with Hebrew translation
Festivals and Awards:
Toronto International Film Festival 2019
Golden Globes- Best Actress Aeard for Renee Zellweger
Screen Actors Guild Awards- Renee Zellweger is nominated for Best Actress Award
National Board of Review – Best Actress Award for Renee Zellweger
Atlanta Film Critics Circle – Best Actress Award for Renee Zellweger
Hollywood Film Awards – Best Actress Award to Renee Zellweger
British Independent Film Awards – Best Actress Award for Renee Zellweger and the Makeup and Hair Award
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards – Best Actress Award to Renee Zellweger
Film Independent Spirit Awards – Renee Zellweger is nominated for Best Actress
Oscar winner Renée Zellweger delivers a note-perfect performance as Judy Garland during the last year of her life, in Rupert Goold’s (True Story) moving adaptation of the stage play End of the Rainbow.
Judy was raised on film sets and nearly every aspect of her life — from what she could eat to who she could date to what drugs she should take — was dictated by MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer. She became a wondrously gifted movie star who never learned to take care of herself.
As Judy begins, the child star of The Wizard of Oz and ingenue of A Star is Born is now middle-aged, homeless, broke, embroiled in a custody battle, and all but blacklisted in Hollywood. In a bid to regain some control of her career, she accepts a residency at a London theatre. She refuses to rehearse and, crippled by anxiety, insomnia, and alcoholism, can barely make it to the stage opening night. But once there, in the spotlight, before an eager audience, microphone in hand and a crackerjack band at the ready, she’s suddenly at home. And it’s magic.
Directed by Rupert Goold (True Story), Judy tracks those rollercoaster months in England, the onstage triumphs and catastrophes, the whirlwind marriage to the opportunistic Mickey Deans (Finn Wittrock), and the touching friendship with a gay couple who adore her.
Despite her bad behaviour, Judy, haunted by fears that her talent will abandon her any moment, is regarded with tremendous sympathy, and Zellweger, who knows from razzmatazz, captures Judy’s pain and impossible charisma with equal aplomb.