MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
DIRECTOR: VINCENTE MINNELLI
CAST: JUDY GARLAND, MARGARET O'BRIEN, LEON AMES, TOM DRAKE
A trailblazing “naturalist” musical set at the turn of the last century, Minnelli’s ineffably charming film is rich, mellow, and warm, and incredibly attuned to the emotional lives of young people, with the various tribulations of the four Smith daughters—Mary Astor, Joan Carroll, Margaret O’Brien, and a career-best Judy Garland—variously embodying the fear of the unknown, the trepidation of first love, and other universal rites of passage.
Screening as a part of Holidays at Metrograph.