Seminar: The Wizard of Oz

Monday, August 13
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When Dorothy left Kansas for Oz, she took generations of viewers with her on her dazzling Technicolor adventure to get back home.

Despite a troubled and lengthly production that went through multiple directors and replaced several cast members, the now iconic film was critically acclaimed and nominated for six Academy Awards. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to this seminar with film critic Monica Castillo where we will take a look back at the life, legacy and staying power of one of MGM's most famous movie musicals.



About the Speaker

Monica Castillo is a journalist and critic currently covering women's news for The Lily at The Washington Post. Previously, she wrote and curated film entries for The New York Times' Watching, their streaming TV and movie recommendation site. Her work has also appeared in The Village Voice,, Cosmopolitan, Remezcla, NPR and The Boston Globe. She completed her master's at the University of Southern California as the school's first film critic fellow.

About Coolidge Education Seminars

Want to learn more about some of your favorite classic films? Coolidge Education is excited to introduce new one-night seminars at select Big Screen Classics events. Attendees can sign up to hear a 30 minute lecture before the film from an expert, and then stick around after the screening for a moderated discussion with other seminar attendees. Tickets are $25 ($22 for Coolidge members and students) and include a reserved seat for the film screening.