Judy Berlin


1h 33m 1999

Brief Synopsis

It is the second day of school in the tiny town of Babylon, Long Island. The residents of the town--stranded housewives, embittered school teachers, aspiring actresses and introverted failures bear witness to the coming of Fall, unaware of the strange odyssey and momentous changes that the day has i

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Shooting Gallery Pictures
Location
Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

It is the second day of school in the tiny town of Babylon, Long Island. The residents of the town--stranded housewives, embittered school teachers, aspiring actresses and introverted failures bear witness to the coming of Fall, unaware of the strange odyssey and momentous changes that the day has in store for them. David has returned to his parents' home in Long Island after a failed attempt at success in the movie business in California. He runs into former classmate Judy Berlin - still outspoken and charismatic, now a local actress with dreams of stardom. As the town is engulfed in the darkness of a strange solar eclipse, David and Judy pass the day reminiscing. In the surreal twilight, they, along with the other inhabitants of this average town wander the streets searching for insight and understanding.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Shooting Gallery Pictures
Location
Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best Direction (Eric Mendelsohn) in dramatic competition at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.

Winner of the Tournage Award for Best American Feature at the 1999 Avignon French-American Film Workshop.

Limited Release in United States February 25, 2000

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States May 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States on Video September 11, 2001

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Winter February 25, 2000

Recipient of two Golden Starfish awards including best film and best original score at the 1999 Hamptons Film Festival.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 12-23, 1999.

Shown at French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France June 23-27, 1999.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 20-24, 1999.

Shown at Miami Film Festival February 18-27, 2000.

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 26 - April 11, 1999.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival (in competition) June 1-6, 1999.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for State University of New York at Purchase graduate Eric Mendelsohn.

Began shooting October 27, 1997.

One of six features in the first Shooting Gallery at Loews Cineplex Entertainment Film Series.

"Judy Berlin" marks the final feature on-screen role for actress/singer/comedienne Madeline Kahn who died at the age of 57 in New York City December 3, 1999 due to ovarian cancer.

Released in United States 1999 (Recipient of two Golden Starfish awards including best film and best original score at the 1999 Hamptons Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 26 - April 11, 1999.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Miami Film Festival February 18-27, 2000.)

Limited Release in United States February 25, 2000

Released in United States Winter February 25, 2000

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown in New York City (DGA Theater) as part of program "East Coast Filmmakers at a 1999 Utah Film Festvial" March 19-26, 1999.)

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 12-23, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at French-American Film Workshop in Avignon, France June 23-27, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival (in competition) June 1-6, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video September 11, 2001

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 20-24, 1999.)