Judy Berlin
First screened in May 2000 / Most recently screened in May 2020
Director: Eric Mendelsohn. Cast: Aaron Harnick, Edie Falco, Barbara Barrie, Madeline Kahn, Bob Dishy, Betty Henritze, Carlin Glynn, Novella Nelson, Anne Meara, Julie Kavner, Glenn Fitzgerald, Arthur Anderson, Marcia DeBonis. Screenplay: Eric Mendelsohn.

Twitter Capsule: Appealingly odd, well-acted indie about small-town life as out-of-body experience. Director surrogate is weakest spot.

VOR:   The sentiment about moviemaking and the alternate idealizing and denigrating of the female lead are nothing new, but observations and aesthetics elsewhere feel fresh.

Photo © 1999 Shooting Gallery

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

(in May 2000: B–)

Sundance Film Festival: Best Director (Dramatic)

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