RETURN TO OZ
|Starring||Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh|
18 and up; Children 3 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 3 will be allowed and families with loud children will be asked to leave.
This event is absolutely free. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Ain’t It Cool, Austin Chronicle & Toy Joy present a 35mm screening of this classic film.
The far-off, magical land of Oz has seen a few film adaptations since L. Frank Baum first published its inaugural chronicle in 1900. Most of us are familiar with the 1939 Hollywood classic THE WIZARD OF OZ, but I’m gonna go ahead and say it: This ‘80s sequel does Oz best.
Yep, RETURN TO OZ truly captures Baum’s boundless imagination, with an incredible array of masterful, handmade special effects including stop-motion, robotics, and probably a touch of actual wizardry. When Dorothy revisits Oz with her talking chicken, they find it in shambles, its citizens victimized by the evil Gnome King and his army of Wheelers.
They’re joined by new friends like Tik-Tok and Jack Pumpkinhead, and must face great dangers to rescue Princess Ozma and restore the Emerald City to its former glory.
A staggering epic of thrills and pure creativity, and one of the best family films of ANY century! (Zack)