Sid & Judy

Directed by Stephen Kijak

Narrated by Emmy winner Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Annihilation, The Hateful Eight), Kijak’s film explores the dramatic career and personal struggles of the legendary performer and gay icon Judy Garland through rare concert footage, never-heard-before voice recordings and personal photos. In this revelatory new documentary, being released 50 years after Garland’s untimely death, we learn the details of the entertainer’s troubles through the memories of the one man who, for a tumultuous decade, was her confidant, manager, producer of A Star Is Born, and third husband: Sid Luft. Through Luft’s observations, only recently made public, and Garland’s own words emerges a poignant portrait of a woman whose vulnerabilities were exploited by an industry she helped build, but whose resilience, entrepreneurship and unfailing commitment to her creative gifts kept her fighting. Sid & Judy reminds us why Garland has remained a beacon of perseverance and joy for LGBTQ+ generations and her fans worldwide.

Dates & Times
Chicago Filmmakers

Sun, Sep 29
3:00 pm