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3. Liza Minnelli opens up about addiction, Judy Garland in new film: 'Not a lot of laughs'
Thu Jun 13, 2024, 08:50 AM
Jun 13
Patrick Ryan
June 12, 2024

NEW YORK ? Liza Minnelli is partial to wearing sequins onstage, as a glamorous means of hiding how much she can perspire.

But underneath the wispy lashes and ruby pantsuits is, of course, a much more complicated woman. In “Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story,” which premiered Wednesday evening at Tribeca Festival, director Bruce David Klein attempts to find the person behind the megawatt icon. Minnelli, 78, was not in attendance at the screening.

For anyone who has closely followed Minnelli’s career ? from her Oscar-winning turn in “Cabaret” to her more recent work in "Sex and the City 2" ? the documentary is relatively light on revelations. Yes, it touches on her friendships with Halston and Fred Ebb; her mentorship from Kay Thompson; and her four marriages and three miscarriages. But the majority of insight comes from interviews with her close pals and collaborators, including John Kander, Joel Grey, Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera and Mia Farrow (a sardonic scene-stealer).

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