Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
THE STERILE CUCKOO
Dir: Alan J. Pakula
Director Alan J. Pakula adapts John Nichols’ novel into this bittersweet story of awkward first love in the college world of upstate New York. In her first Oscar-nominated role, Liza Minnelli is Pookie, a needy, neurotic young girl who attaches herself to retiring bookworm Jerry (Wendell Burton). Gradually, she seduces him with her offbeat, abrasive humor, her sweetness and tireless pursuit. But Jerry proves only a fuzzy symbol of what Pookie needs and is not ready or able to supply the love-starved girl with constant validation.
An impressive array of classic MGM stars - Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few - discuss their favorite and most memorable experiences at the studio known for its musical panache, in this documentary directed by Jack Haley’s son. This anthology film features archival footage of legendary MGM stars and rarely seen performances such as a singing and dancing Clark Gable. Clips from SINGIN' IN THE RAIN to THE BANDWAGON and more.