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A Star Is Born (VOSTF)
Main screening room
July 15th, 2021
170 min

Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!

From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

A Star Is Born
Directed by
George Cukor
English with French subtitles
Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson
170 min
Drama, musical

The spectacular rise of an unknown girl to stardom and the tragedy which results in her personal life as her star continues to rise.

A Star Is Born

George Cukor

The son of Hungarian immigrants born in New York in 1899, George Cukor tried amateur theater as a child. After the First World War, he began a career as a Broadway show director. He then moved to Hollywood, where he made his first films in the early 1930s. The producer David O. Selznick involved him in a number of major projects for which he made a decisive contribution, even though he was not the actual director: Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. As the years went by and contracts came in, he specialized in comedy, where he turned out to be a great director of actors - and perhaps even more of actresses, notably Greta Garbo and Katharine Hepburn. Although he had to remain discreet about it for most of his career, Cukor was one of the first Hollywood filmmakers to reveal his homosexuality, to which his films sometimes make discreet allusions. Although his filmography fluctuated somewhat from the 1960s, he achieved one of his greatest successes during this decade with My Fair Lady.



Image : Cinémathèque québécoise's collections ID : 2011_0484_PH_01_A STAR IS BORN

Image : Cinénathèque québécoise's Collections Cote : 2011_0484_PH_02_A STAR IS BORN

Full Cast

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