THE WIZARD OF OZ1939. USA. Dir: Victor Fleming. With Judy Garland, Frank Morgan. 101 min
We’re off! The film series opens with a young farm girl’s search for Kansas after a tornado blows her house somewhere over the rainbow. Put on your red shoes and follow the yellow brick road to this iconic American musical of friendship, discovery, and flying monkeys.
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES2010. Thailand. Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Thanapat Saisaymar. 114 min
The Thai auteur’s warm and innovative new film moves effortlessly between the cosmic and the quotidian, folk art and surrealism, karaoke bars and monkey ghosts, as it chronicles terminally ill Boonmee’s final hours in the Thai countryside. Winner of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.
SUPER 82011. USA. Dir: J.J. Abrams. With Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning. 112 min
A group of tweens shooting an amateur zombie flick inadvertently witness a catastrophic train crash and soon find their small town becoming a real-life horror film. Abrams delivers a thrilling and emotionally resonant summer blockbuster that stands alongside the best of the Spielberg-ian childhood nostalgia to which it pays homage.
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER1955. USA. Dir: Charles Laughton. With Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish. 93 min
A beautiful, terrifying film noir fairytale unfolds as two children fight to hide their father’s money from a scheming country preacher with LOVE and HATE tattooed on his hands. Mitchum oozes murderous charm as one of cinema’s greatest villains, the perfect nightmare guide through a timeless journey of suspense.