The Wizard of Oz & Garden of Chromatic Disturbance
“The Wizard of Oz reminds me of the frightening power of movies to move. I’m glad it has a happy ending.”
Seventeen-year-old Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) and her loyal companion Toto are swept up by a tornado and transported “over the rainbow,” far from their monochromatic and familiar home in Kansas and into the colourful and uncanny world of Oz.
Dorothy teams up with the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion and follows the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard of Oz and so return to her family and home. In Victor Fleming’s film version of Frank. L. Baum’s classic children’s book, “there’s no place like home,” but there’s also no place like Oz--it’s a vibrant dreamland brimming with colour, song and dance that dazzles in MGM’s saturated Technicolor.
John Flaus, actor, anarchist, poet, raconteur, film theorist and former film academic, will introduce both screenings.