Distribution

A Star is Born

Dir: George Cukor

USA

1954

181 mins

U

Play Dates

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  • South East
  • South West
  • Scotland
  • North

Chichester Cinema at New Park

14/12/2019

- 14/12/2019

Chichester

Curzon Cinema & Arts

12/12/2019

- 12/12/2019

Clevedon

Glasgow Film Theatre

20/10/2019

- 21/10/2019

Glasgow

HOME

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Manchester

Regal Cinema (Melton Mowbray)

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Melton Mowbray

Rex Cinema (Wilmslow)

20/10/2019

- 20/10/2019

Wilmslow

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

17/11/2019

- 17/11/2019

Dumfries

Savoy Cinema

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Stockport

Scotsman Picturehouse

30/11/2019

- 01/12/2019

Edinburgh

Storyhouse

14/12/2019

- 14/12/2019

Chester

The Dukes

20/10/2019

- 20/10/2019

Lancaster

The Ritz Cinema - Belper

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Belper

Tyneside Cinema

24/11/2019

- 24/11/2019

Newcastle upon Tyne

Chichester Cinema at New Park

14/12/2019

- 14/12/2019

Chichester

Curzon Cinema & Arts

12/12/2019

- 12/12/2019

Clevedon

Glasgow Film Theatre

20/10/2019

- 21/10/2019

Glasgow

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

17/11/2019

- 17/11/2019

Dumfries

HOME

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Manchester

Tyneside Cinema

24/11/2019

- 24/11/2019

Newcastle upon Tyne

Regal Cinema (Melton Mowbray)

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Melton Mowbray

Rex Cinema (Wilmslow)

20/10/2019

- 20/10/2019

Wilmslow

Savoy Cinema

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Stockport

Scotsman Picturehouse

30/11/2019

- 01/12/2019

Edinburgh

Storyhouse

14/12/2019

- 14/12/2019

Chester

The Dukes

20/10/2019

- 20/10/2019

Lancaster

The Ritz Cinema - Belper

03/11/2019

- 03/11/2019

Belper

Cast:

Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

The second of four adaptations of the classic musical melodrama, recently updated to acclaim by Bradley Cooper in 2018, George Cukor’s (The WomenMy Fair LadyA Philadelphia Story) epic 1954 version of A Star is Born features an Oscar nominated Judy Garland and James Mason as the lovers on opposing ends of fame, and is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time.

Meeting inebriated former matinee idol Norman Maine (Mason) on stage, talented aspiring singer Esther (an effervescent Garland) saves him from a potentially embarrassing incident. Grateful, he asks her out to dinner and, impressed by her talent, aims to help her succeed. Losing touch and facing obstacles, it’s a while before he is able to do so, but when he does her career flourishes – leading her (renamed ‘Vicki Lester’) to international glory while his star, conversely, remains on the wane.

Generating an entire world within its generous running time, Cukor’s version boasts superb songs by Harold Arlen and George Gershwin including the sublime and devastating The Man Who Got Away and a truly extraordinary performance from Garland. Intended as her comeback role, four years after the suspension of her MGM contract following a suicide attempt, she seems to identify with both Esther’s dreams and Norman’s downfall in her raw, intense and thrillingly vulnerable turn.

Play Dates

Booking Information

Telephone:
0207 636 7120

Email:
programming@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

Available Formats

DCP (Blu-ray/DVD available via Filmbankmedia)

Distributor

Park Circus

Terms

30% / £80 MG +£21 print transport

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