Meet Me in St. Louis
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Vincente Minnelli. 1944, 113 mins. Restored 35mm print. With Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor. In this bittersweet turn-of-the-century musical, Minnelli’s first color film, a family contends with life, love, and an impending move from St. Louis to New York City. Minnelli deftly organizes the Technicolor palette around Judy Garland, moving seamlessly between story and song—and what songs they are, including “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”—from one season to the next, including memorable extended Halloween and Christmas sequences.
Tickets: $12 (Free for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)