Hey everybody, here's a nice event to gather :) To me, this is one movie all gay men must watch :p hahaha... So do catch it if you have not!
Under the Banyan Tree:
Open-Air Cinema - Wizard of Oz
Like Chaplin’s The Kid or E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Wizard of Oz simply lays bare primal emotions, exposes our childhood anxieties about abandonment and powerlessness, and brings to light the tension between the repressive comforts of home and the liberating yet terrifying unknown marking all our adult lives.
Dir: Victor Fleming. 1939. USA. 101 mins. PG. Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr
Admission price: FREE
Date: Fri Apr 25
Open times: 8pm
" In Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture, Alexander Doty interprets Dorothy's journey as a young lesbian's search for identity. The female characters she encounters represent the extremes of identity, with Auntie Em and Glinda representing the traditional and the feminine, while Almira Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West represent the butch. The Wizard of Oz has particular significance for the gay and lesbian community. The rainbow flag was first used in the 1978 San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade. The rainbow flag has connotations of diversity and multicuilturalism, but perhaps the most important association with this symbol is with Judy Garland, who sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in The Wizard of Oz and has become such an icon for the gay community."
Hope to see you there :)
- Divineseeker & Jake