Scott Marks 4:30 p.m., Dec. 5
The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience
I need another viewing of The Wizard of Oz like I need a head in my hole, but how does one resist the temptation of seeing a Munchkin stand six feet tall on a 40-foot IMAX screen?. With a cast of over a thousand technicians slaving away for 16 months on this 3D and IMAX conversion, it’s safe to say that, short of a museum revival of a pristine archival dye-transfer print, one’s not likely to trod a more glistening, litter-free yellow brick road. The immersive technology magically transforms cinematographer Harold Rosson’s delicate shallow focus backgrounds into a giant pop-up book. Allow your eyes to roam the expansive canvas in search of some of the playful details of MGM’s customarily snooty in-house art director Cedric Gibbons. You have one week to experience it like never before. Why not see it twice? With Meinhardt Rabbe, Margaret Pellegrini, Jerry Maren, and Toto, too. 2013.
— Scott Marks