See this film: The Wizard of Oz @fter midnight at the Coolidge [w/ costume contest + more]

Doesn't anyone realize that The Wizard of Oz (1939) is the most horrifying movie ever made? The flying monkeys, the dismembered Scarecrow, the inexorable tornado - these images have curdled the nightmares of generations of unwitting children. But now we are older and can be campy and ironic about the film that tells us that there's no place like home - which is a dismal black-and-white Kansas populated by scary old people - because everything else is a fevered illusion. So join the revelers tonight at the @fter Midnite screening of this baleful cinematic ur-text - a special presentation of the Boston LGBT Film Festival - and join in the costume contests, sing-alongs, and assorted other futile efforts to deny its essential terror. It's all at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline | Saturday, April 14 @ midnight | $9 | 617.734.2501 or

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