Steven Spielberg launches a film club for the quarantine with ‘The wizard of Oz’


“There’s No place like home” said Dorothy in ‘The wizard of Oz’ while clashed their red shoes looking forward to returning home. A wonderful scene in the history of cinema that we have gotten out of hand in the real world while we spend the quarantine day after day between the same four walls, and that’s if we are lucky. Do not stop to arise initiatives so that these days of confinement is to make us more bearable, as Chris Hemsworth getting to do gymnastics or Quentin Tarantino with his criticisms. Now is the American Institute of Cinema (AFI) that has a plan to entertain the people and at the same time promoting a bit of culture and create community: a film club online.

The AFI announced on Tuesday, march 31, starting a film club virtual and the journal for the whole world (or who can) see the same movie on the same day and the comments at the global level, “creating a viewing experience community during these unprecedented times of social distancing”. To inaugurate such a feat, the Institute has counted with the participation of one of the most important figures of the industry, the king Midas of film, Steven Spielberg, you have chosen the classic 1939 Judy Garland, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.

'The Wizard of Oz' and Steven Spielberg

“Discover or redescrubre ‘The Wizard of Oz'”says the director in the video presentation that you can see at the end of the news, “and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have liked to me always”. It is expected that other figures of the seventh art to join this initiative to choose your classic (or modern) favorites and to live in a world in which “the art is over the anxiety”as you want to Bob Gazzale, president of the AFI. In addition to the daily recommendation, the Institute’s website ( will fill up each day of trivia about the films chosen, games to discuss as a family, and videos, and material to complete the experience.

The project of Spielberg’s for when we get out of this

Although at the end of February we received the sad news that Spielberg dropped out definitely in the director’s chair of ‘Indiana Jones 5’, its agenda remains my hands full at least with ‘West Side Story’, of which very recently received new images full of color and dance. Your review of this classic musical is scheduled to premiere in December 2020 if the coronavirus is permitted, but he is also working as a producer of at least ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, the sequel to ‘Who framed Roger Rabbit?’ and the series of AppleTV ‘Amazing Stories’. There will also be behind the camera with ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara,’ a film about the real case of a jewish child that was kidnapped to be educated in the catholic faith.