Sid & Judy tells the story of the greatest second-chapter in American history: Judy Garland's phoenix-like rise from the ashes to the absolute heights of fame driven by her great and turbulent love affair with Sid Luft, her third husband, who managed her through triumphant highs and crushing lows, during the course of their 13 year marriage and beyond. It is the story of how The Star became The Legend.
Based in-part on Sid Luft's recently published memoir and a wealth of never-before-seen (or heard) personal archive, the film focuses in on Judy's post-MGM achievements: The Palace, A Star is Born, Carnegie Hall, and the Judy Garland Show, and puts the viewer inside Sid and Judy's intimate world. It is a privileged view inside the lives of one of our greatest icons of the stage and screen, full of all of her passion and wit, her madness and her magnificence - and lots and lots of her songs.
It is a new look at Judy for a new generation, and a celebration of Judy for those who still remember, cherish, and love her.
Sid Luft narrated by Jon Hamm, Judy narrated by Jennifer Jason Leigh.
"Glittering, finely-crafted documentary...flaunting a veritable treasure trove of archival photos, film footage, and audio recordings...the film offers a rare and intimate portrait of the oft-misunderstood talent. Essential viewing." — IndieWire
"A unique and thought-provoking story of the frequently over-exposed and misunderstood icon." — Forbes
"Lively and entertaining - Kijak keeps things ticking over at a lively pace - His decision to approach the material from such an unusual angle really pays dividends." — The Queer Review - London Film Festival Review
"A detailed, beautifully designed & expressed look into the tumultuous fortunes of Judy Garland's later years." — Flickering Myth