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Biopic explores late years of Judy Garland’s life

Posted 11/7/19

Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the biographical drama “Judy” from Friday, November 8-Thursday, November 21. It’s winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée …

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Biopic explores late years of Judy Garland’s life

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Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will present the biographical drama “Judy” from Friday, November 8-Thursday, November 21.

It’s winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland (Renée Zellweger) arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It’s been 30 years since she shot to global stardom in “The Wizard of Oz,” but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.

As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through.

Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer. Also starring in the movie are Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon.

The Detroit News writes “Renée Zellweger is over the rainbow and out of this world as Judy Garland in “Judy,” a sweet, full-hearted tribute to the beloved screen legend’s final days.”

“Judy” runs 118 minutes and is rated PG-13. Admission is $8, $7 for students and military, and $6 for Capitol Friends.

Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol box office (315-337-6453) and online at www.romecapitol.com.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 4 and 7 p.m., Sundays at 1 and 4 p.m., and Mondays-Thursdays at 7 p.m. Friday’s 4 and Sunday’s 1 shows will include captions for the hearing-impaired.

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