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As affecting as it is charming, the film festival favorite YELLOW BRICK ROAD follows a group of extraordinary actors from the Drama Program of Long Island’s ANCHOR Organization (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps Through Organized Recreation) as they embark on a remarkable four-month-long journey to mount an exceptional and lavish stage performance of the classic film The Wizard of Oz.
With subtlety and compassion, filmmakers Matthew Makar and Keith Rondinelli intimately portray the performers as they struggle daily with their learning disabilities, all the while coming to grips with their roles as The Mayor, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Proving to be one of the most intricate and demanding productions the group has attempted in its decade-long existence, the cast ultimately rises to the occasion and beyond, exuding a sense of wonder, enthusiasm, and joy.
A Return to Oz: Join the cast of YELLOW BRICK ROAD as they reunite for the premiere screening of a film of their performance of The Wizard of Oz; Theatrical trailerMore Info
"You’ll be inspired…"
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Posted in Docurama, Festival Standouts, Social Issues | Tagged actors, anchor organization, citizens, drama program, genre: documentary, handicaps, Keith Rondinelli, learning disabilities, Long Island, matthew makar, organized recreation, the wizard of oz