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Judy Garland

Philosophical screens: One or Many Wizards? Multiple Meanings in The Wizard of Oz

Our guest panel uncover the secrets (or not) hidden within this beloved musical.

We are delighted to announce that our usual Philosophical Screens speakers, Lucy Bolton, William Brown and Catherine Wheatley, will join us for this discussion.

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Total runtime 60min

American economics, post-human technology, gay iconography... the multiplicity of hidden meanings found in The Wizard of Oz is as incongruous as it is significant. Is this a film that’s so philosophical it goes beyond any one reading? Or is each reading merely a set of projected coincidences, like playing the movie alongside a Pink Floyd album?

Aga Baranowska

Free to ticket holders of The Wizard of Oz on Mon 16 Dec, otherwise £6.50 (must be booked in advance due to capacity).



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