Directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, King Vidor, Mervyn LeRoy, and Norman Taurog (USA, 1939, 112 min.). Digital.
Join us in celebrating the 80th anniversary of the most beloved film of all time!
It’s hard to believe The Wizard of Oz turns 80 years old this year. With its touching message and imaginative effects, this technicolor fantasy remains as delightful today as it was in 1939, when it dazzled audiences around the globe. You know the story: Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land “somewhere over the rainbow.” Dorothy’s dream comes true when she, her dog Toto, and her family’s house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before. Unfortunately, she makes a mortal enemy of a wicked witch when the house falls on the hag’s sister. Now, befriended by a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man with no heart, and a cowardly lion—and protected by a pair of enchanted Ruby Slippers—Dorothy sets off along a yellow brick road for the Emerald City to beseech the all-powerful Wizard of Oz for his help finding her way home.