The Wizard of Oz Returns to the Big Screen
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The Wizard of Oz returns to cinemas in Hong Kong, celebrating the 80th anniversary of this iconic film as part of Broadway Cinematheque’s bclassics programme.
Broadway Cinematheque is bringing The Wizard of Oz back to cinemas in Hong Kong to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the iconic 1939 classic as part of bclassics, a re-release programme of classic films run by Broadway Cinematheque.
Adapted from L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, The Wizard of Oz is considered one of the greatest films in history. It won two Academy Awards in 1939 for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, for Over the Rainbow.
Judy Garland also received a Juvenile Oscar for her performance as Dorothy, a girl who finds herself transported from rural Kansas to a fantastical world. Over the past 80 years, The Wizard of Oz has never ceased to capture the hearts of audiences of all generations and shape popular culture. In the film, Dorothy embraces those who are different, leading the film to become a part of the LGBT culture and made Judy Garland into a gay icon.
Screenings will take place at Broadway Cinematheque and AMC Pacific Place.