A special benefit screening of the 1971 cult movie favorite The Turkish Wizard of Oz on Thursday, October 4, at 8pm at the Two Boots Den of Cin in New York City (44 Avenue A & East 3rd Street).Â Tickets for the screening are $10 and all profits from this event will be donated to the American Red Cross to help fund its heroic relief work.
Directed by Tunc Basaran, The Turkish Wizard of Oz takes the L. Frank Baum classic and turns it into one of the most bizarre, hilarious and truly demented motion pictures ever made.Â In this version, a glamourous and big-breasted Dorothy (played by the glorious Zeynep Dergirmencioglu) and her little dog Toto are blown away in a twister and encounter a very unusual cast of characters over the rainbow: an effeminate Scarecrow who flirts outrageously with an intensely morose Tin Woodsman, followed behind by a Cowardly Lion with an excessively hairy groin.Â There are also a troop of magical midgets, a clan of dancing cavemen, and even Toto gets into the insanity by jumping up Dorothy’s dress!Â This 96-minute lunacy trip is unlike any film ever made.
Opening the screening of The Turkish Wizard of Oz will be a special musical performance by Nova Social, the pop-rock group who hosts the Thursday night live music show “Nova Nights” at The Two Boots Den of Cin. The screening will be hosted by Film Threat’s Phil Hall.
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