The Wizard of Oz

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Victor Fleming, 98 mins, USA, 1939, 35mm. Courtesy: Chapel Distribution.

The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy, a luminous seventeen-year-old Judy Garland, and her trusty mutt Toto set off down the Yellow Brick Road, bound for the Emerald City in Victor Fleming's glorious 1939 musical.

Caught in a tornado that propels her from the safety and familiarity of her home, Dorothy gamely tests her mettle and enlists the help of new friends Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion in a quest to find Oz and, hopefully, be home in time for supper.

Awakening from her Technicolor dream, back on the farm in sepia-toned Kansas, with Auntie Em, Uncle Henry and curiously familiar-looking farm-hands Hickory, Hunk and Zeke by her side, Dorothy joyfully embraces the reality that she never really left home, or her loved ones, behind.

"The Wizard of Oz fills such a large space in our imagination. [It touches] on the key lesson of childhood, which is that someday the child will not be a child, that home will no longer exist...and that even the Wizard of Oz is only human, and has problems of his own" - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Dates   Sun 21 Oct 2012, 2.30pm

Mon 22 Oct 2012, 6.30pm

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