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Online Seminar: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Online Seminar: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)


Tuesday, December 13, 2022 / 07:30 pm

Hannah Jack, a writer for Turner Classic Movies, leads a live discussion on Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).

This musical rom-com of yore follows a year in the lives of the Smith family of St. Louis, focusing in particular on the daughter Esther, played by Judy Garland in her most successful role for MGM. Meet Me In St. Louis takes the viewer through a series of seasonal vignettes revolving around love, family, and song, culminating in the St. Louis World’s Fair. The film features Garland debuting the now-classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” originally written for this movie. This family favorite is a guaranteed hit for the holidays.

Where to watch this film: Rent on Amazon, Apple / Stream on HBO Max

Registration is for the discussion only and does not include the film.

Hannah Jack is a writer for Turner Classic Movies, scripting the introductions to movies that air on the network, delivered by TCM hosts Ben Mankiewicz, Dave Karger, and Jacqueline Stewart. Hannah has also written hosted introductions for films on HBO Max, FilmStruck, and classic movies screened in theaters around the country as part of the TCM Fathom Events Big Screen Classics Series. In 2014, Hannah appeared on the network to introduce a film of her choice with TCM's original host, Robert Osborne. Hannah is also an author of young adult fiction and a tenured NYC public school teacher. In 2013, she served as the founding English teacher of a new vocational high school in Manhattan and chaired the English department in the school's first four years. In 2018, Hannah returned to her native Bucks County, and she's thrilled to be able to bring her film and teaching expertise to the Renew Theaters community, including the County Theater, where she cultivated her love of movies as a kid.

This talk is a program of DEEP FOCUS, a virtual film discussion series lead by film industry experts and scholars. Access is free for Majestic Members. Email for member access.