The Wizard of Oz

USA 1939. Dir: Victor Fleming. 102 min. DCP

ALL AGES WELCOME! ► Too rarely experienced on the big screen, MGM's enchanting adaptation of L. Frank Baum's beloved children’s novel is a cinematic gift to behold: a pillar of Hollywood’s Golden Age and a cogent reminder of cinema’s astonishing power to transport. A fresh-faced Judy Garland plays Dorothy, the daydreaming Kansas kid who longs for life over the rainbow. When a freak tornado drops her and her little dog Toto into the Technicolor world of Oz, she sets off along the yellow brick road in search of the fabled Emerald City and its great and powerful Wizard, who alone can send Dorothy home — or so she believes. "There’s an audience for Oz wherever there's a projection machine and a screen" (Variety).


ALL AGES WELCOME

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Come dressed as your favourite Oz character and have your face painted by the talented makeup artists from Vancouver's New Image College of Fine Arts. They'll be on-site from 12 noon to 1:00 pm.

Cinema Sunday films are introduced by Vancouver film history teacher, critic, and movie musical maven Michael van den Bos. In-theatre giveaways courtesy of Cinema Sunday community sponsors Videomatica Sales and Kidsbooks.

 

REVIEWS

"Any reason to show your children The Wizard of Oz on a big screen seems like a good one."

Newsday | full review

"A delightful piece of wonder-working which had the youngsters' eyes shining and brought a quietly amused gleam to the wiser ones of the oldsters."

New York Times | full review

"Seventy-five years on, it hasn't dated in the slightest."

Independent | full review