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Exploration Of Judy Garland’s Life And Her Relationship With Sid Luft

Narrated by Jon Hamm And Jennifer Jason Leigh Premieres Friday, October 18 At 8:05 PM ET/PT

 NEW YORK – September 27, 2019 – SHOWTIME Documentary Films has released a first look teaser for the documentary film SID & JUDY following its summer festival run. From director Stephen Kijak (STONES IN EXILE, WE ARE X), producer Diane Becker and John Battsek (ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS, LISTEN TO ME MARLON), the film will premiere on Friday, October 18 at 8:05 p.m. ET/PT. Narrated by Emmy® winner Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (PATRICK MELROSE), SID & JUDY explores the dramatic career and personal struggles of the talented and tragically short-lived entertainer Judy Garland through rare concert footage, never-heard-before voice recordings and personal photos. The film premiered this June at the Frameline Festival in San Francisco to a sold-out audience of over 1,400 people at the historic Castro Theater.

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In this revelatory new biography, we learn the details of Garland’s troubles through the memories of the one man who, for a tumultuous decade, was her confidant, manager and, not incidentally, 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.

SID & JUDY is produced for SHOWTIME by Passion Pictures with John Battsek, producer of Academy Award® winning films One Day In September and Searching For Sugarman, and producer Diane Becker. John Kimble, Philip Sandhaus, Bryan O’Connell, Joel Gotler and Erik Skinner serve as executive producers.

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Lauren Kleiman

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