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Sun Oct 23, 1:00 PM
Director: Victor Fleming
United States
102 minutes
G

Black and white farm life. Kinda boring, kinda scary when a nasty old lady has it in for your pooch. A tornado! Technicolor! Oz! A squashed witch! Munchkins! And so, we’re off to the Emerald City with Judy Garland to see the wizard. See it for the first time with your kids or see it for the hundredth time through the eyes of David Lynch. Dust off your ruby slippers and come on a hero’s journey that has delighted generations and inspired countless filmmakers (Star Wars, anybody? Lord of the Rings movies?) with the imaginative possibilities of classical Hollywood storytelling. Where else are you going to see green-faced villains whose minions include flying monkeys? No, indeed we’re not in Kansas—but now repeat after me: “There’s no place like home., There’s no place….”

“It somehow seems real and important in a way most movies don’t. Is that because we see it first when we’re young? Or simply because it is a wonderful movie? Or because it sounds some buried universal note, some archetype or deeply felt myth?” (Roger Ebert)

Language English
Director Victor Fleming
Producer Mervyn LeRoy
Cast Judy Garland, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Margaret Hamilton, Billie Burke, Charley Grapewin.