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  • 'Return to Oz,' a darker take on Dorothy's story, treats youth with dignity

    'Return to Oz,' a darker take on Dorothy's story, treats youth with dignity
    A tween-aged Fairuza Balk plays Dorothy, whose insistence on recounting her adventures following her return from Oz has Aunt Em (Piper Laurie) and Uncle Henry (Matt Clark) convinced that she must be experiencing delusional depression. They nearly bankrupt themselves (in a town already so broke that it can’t afford a flagpole, no less) in order for Dorothy to see a psychiatrist. Dr. Worley (Nicol Williamson) is less interested in her mental health than in ensuring that Dorothy’s perceived problems stop bothering the adults around her, though. He is obsessed with what he perceives to be progress, declaring that the 20th century (the film is set in 1900) will be “a century of electricity.” During a storm, this relentless push for modernity quite literally backfires: The lights go out, and Dorothy is finally able to hear the screams of discarded patients in the absence of the ominously cheerful hum of electricity. With the help of a mysterious young girl, she escapes down a stream and miraculously wakes up in Oz.
  • FILM FEST FRENZY LISTINGS

    FILM FEST FRENZY LISTINGS
    ABUSE OF WEAKNESS (Presented by John Waters) Directed by Catherine Breillat The original French title of Catherine Breillat’s newest film is Abus De Faibless, a legal term that describes the crime of taking advantage of someone’s...

    Arts & Entertainment

    Arts & Entertainment
    BEST BAND Roomrunner Grunge. Nirvana. OK, now that we’ve gotten the two entries from the “Idiot’s Guide to Writing About Roomrunner” out of the way, let’s actually talk about this band. Roomrunner is really, incredibly...

    At Middleton, Labor Day, Oscar Shorts, That Awkward Moment, The Servant, and The Black Stallion

      AT MIDDLETON The most impressive thing about this middle-aged rom-com may be the amount of cliches it manages to pack into a two-minute trailer. George (Andy Garcia) and Edith (Vera Farmiga) meet and improbably fall in love while taking their respective...

    Single Carrot kicks off seventh season with theological comedy

    A Beginner's Guide to Deicide By Qui Nguyen and Robert Ross Parker Directed by Elliott Rauh Through Oct. 27 at Single Carrot Theatre Theological comedy is a pretty small genre which probably begins with Apuleius' Latin novel The Golden Ass, whose...