Staff Pick: RETURN TO OZ (35mm)

February 27 only

Adrianne’s Staff Pick is the darkly whimsical Oz sequel of the 80s in 35mm!

A dark and fantastical Disney adventure, this 80s follow-up to THE WIZARD OF OZ is based upon two of L. Frank Baum’s later Oz books. In RETURN TO OZ, Dorothy Gale has recently come home to Kansas from the Land of Oz, and is now almost back to perfect health since the incident of the tornado. The only problem: she cannot get that wonderful place out of her head. She frequently talks about it and cannot get any sleep at night.  Auntie Em sends Dorothy to a sanitarium where hopefully she will clear her head from all of the “Oz nonsense.” This doesn’t work, for soon she is rescued by a mysterious girl who leads her back to to Oz for a new adventure, but things have definitely changed. She finds her old friends turned to stone and discovers that the awful Nome King has taken over Oz.

Directed by Walter Murch. 113 min. 35mm. 1985. USA.

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