Finding Oz & The Wizard of Oz at the Roxie Theater
Come watch the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz as you’ve never seen it before. One of my favorite childhood movies, it will be introduced by the author Evan I. Schwartz , who wrote “Finding Oz”, a new book about the origins and TRUE meaning of America’s greatest story.
Finding OZ tells the remarkable tale behind one of the world’s most enduring and best-loved stories. Offering profound new insights into the true origins and meaning behind L. Frank Baum’s 1900 masterwork, it delves into the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum’s fantastical parable of the American Dream.
Before becoming an impresario of children’s adventure tales—the JK Rowling of his age—Baum failed at a series of careers and nearly lost his soul before setting off on a journey of discovery that would lead to the Land of Oz. Drawing on original research, Evan I. Schwartz debunks once and for all popular misconceptions and reveals how the people, places and events in Baum’s life gave birth to the unforgettable images and characters, from the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City to the dual view of witches–as both good and wicked–that reflected the life of Baum’s mother-in-law, the radical women’s rights leader Matilda Joslyn Gage.
Tickets are $10 and showtimes are at 7:15pm on the 9th and 2:15pm on the 11th. It’s showing only twice this week on April 9 and 11 at the Roxie Theater in the Mission, so don’t miss out! This seems like a really fun event and I’m sure it will sell out.
3117 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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