“Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts, and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.”
Let’s face it already: there’s no place like home. And who would want to schlep out there this Thanksgiving anyway? Don’t you watch weather reports? Look out windows? No, let this be the year you forgo yet another holiday reunion with your merely literal family. Come home instead to an almost equally familiar “no place” that at least owns up to its artifice — and what artifice it is! Technicolor vivid, garish and gorgeous, giddy and grave — and overseen by a cynical huckster with a heart of gold — Oz is where you want to be. It doesn’t exist, of course. Except that it does, like any utopia, and tonight you’ll find it at the Brattle Theatre. Not far away at all. So come out, give thanks, take courage, click your ruby heels together and see what happens.
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) DIR. VICTOR FLEMING
11/27 // 4:45PM, 7:00PM, & 9:00PM
40 Brattle. St.
Cambridge, MA 02138