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Judy Berlin Details

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Judy Berlin allows the audience to take a glimpse of a day at once strange and ordinary with the residents of Babylon, Long Island. Judy (Edie Falco) is an aspiring actress who is quitting her job as a "pilgrim" in a local historical museum's display to take her chances in Los Angeles. Her mother is a gifted but bitter schoolteacher (Barbara Barrie) who has long loved principal Arthur Gold (Bob Dishy) from afar. However, Arthur has a wife, Alice (Madeline Kahn), who's more than a bit eccentric and has driven him to distraction. Arthur and Alice have a son, David (Aaron Harnick), who like Judy has showbiz aspirations (he wants to be a filmmaker), though unlike Judy he has no idea of what to do about it; when Judy and David meet, could romance be lurking around the corner? First-time director Eric Mendelsohn has equipped this offbeat comic drama an outstanding cast, which also includes Julie Kavner, Anne Meara, and Novella Nelson. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 10, 1999

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Jeffrey Seckendorf Best Cinematography 1999 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Barbara Barrie Best Supporting Actress 1999 Nominee
Sundance Film Festival Eric Mendelsohn Best Director (Dramatic) 1999 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Eric Mendelsohn Best First Feature Under $500,000 1999 Nominee

Cast

Barbara Barrie
as Sue Berlin
Bob Dishy
as Arthur Gold
Edie Falco
as Judy Berlin
Carlin Glynn
as Maddie
Aaron Harnick
as David Gold
Bette Henritze
as Dolores Engler
Madeline Kahn
as Alice Gold
Julie Kavner
as Marie
Anne Meara
as Bea
Novella Nelson
as Carol

Crew

Eric Mendelsohn
Director
Rocco Caruso
Producer
Eric Mendelsohn
Screenwriter
Jeffrey Seckendorf
Cinematographer
Eric Mendelsohn
Editor
Charles Kulsziski
Production Designer
Lisa Emerson
Art Director
Wendy Jo Cohen
Associate Producer
Sue Gandy
Costume Designer
Stephen Altobello
Sound/Sound Designer
Wendy Jo Cohen
First Assistant Director
Ali Farrel
Casting
Laura Rosenthal
Casting
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