The Wizard of Oz
Presented by David Capra & Sheer Fantasy at CAC
A member of the International Wizard of Oz club, curator of Sheer Fantasy David Capra will screen an interview conducted with Betty Ann Bruno, one of the last surviving munchkins from the classic 1939 film!
Curated by artist David Capra, Sheer Fantasy suspends time to confront the role of the fantastical and how it plays within our collective conscious. In this exhibition, the world as we know it bends and shifts, making room to indulge in our greatest fantasies..
Sheer Fantasy at Campbelltown Arts Centre 14 April – 3 June
Please note gift passes are not redeemable for this session
We’ve already established that you’re a bit of a monster if you don’t like Singin’ in the Rain and same goes for this, the most glorious film ever to grace the silver screen. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! A tale of friendship and family and what’s really important (ruby slippers), The Wizard of Oz is one because, because, because, because, becauuuuuseeee, because of the wonderful things… it has brought into all of our lives. Here, Judy Garland is fresh-faced and ruby-cheeked as Dorothy Gale, the pluckiest girl in a pinafore – not yet totally destroyed by the film industry – who gets swept up by a tornado in her hometown of Kansas and carried somewhere far, far away, beyond the moon, beyond the stars… you get the picture.
Why should you see this film?
There’s no place like home. According to the Library of Congress, musical fantasy classic The Wizard of Oz is the most-viewed motion picture in television syndication history. So, yes, you’ve probably seen it on the living room telly. But have you seen it on the glorious big screen? There’s simply nothing like it. And if you think you’re too cool for The Wizard of Oz (who are you?), then just know that even the Pope of Trash John Waters is “completely obsessed” with it.
|Cast:||Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger|