Meet Me in St Louis (U)
Sun 17 November @ 3:00 pm£7 – £10
Meet Me in St Louis (U) – 1944, USA, 113 mins
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Judy Garland is at her most lovely in this perfect musical set around the 1904 World’s Fair.
“Arthur Freed, who wrote some of the best songs of the 1920s and 30s and produced several of the finest films of the 20th century… acquired Sally Benson’s series of New Yorker stories about the delightful middle-class Smith family proudly living in 1903 St Louis and looking forward to the following year’s World’s Fair but not to a proposed move to New York. He assembled the writers, composers, designers and cast, including the virtually unknown Vincente Minnelli, and told studio boss Louis B Mayer: “I want to make this into the most delightful piece of Americana ever.” He achieved his aim with a movie that defines perfection, as it captures the spirit of hope and anxiety that informed the last years of the second world war, when it was made. It’s a film whose four parts cover the seasons from summer to spring but is truly a film for all seasons and all time.” – Philip French, The Guardian
Bar drinks served from 2pm. Film at 3pm.