The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Ric Burns, Ron Simon, Dale Gregory
Fri, March 13th, 2020 | 7:00 pm

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Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
In the midst of a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas farm and into the land of Oz. Nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1940, this beloved classic celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2019 and continues to resonate with audiences today. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. 102 min.


Ric Burns, an award-winning filmmaker who has been producing, directing, and writing historical documentaries for public television since 1990, is the founder of Steeplechase Films. He is a trustee of the New-York Historical Society. Ron Simon is curator of television and radio at the Paley Center for Media. Dale Gregory is vice president for public programs at the New-York Historical Society. 


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