York College's annual Humanities Film Series will begin this year with a screening of "The Wizard of Oz," which marks its 75th anniversary in 2014.
The event, set for 7 p.m. Sept. 11, will also feature a discussion with author Jay Scarfone. It will be held in Room 218 of the Humanities Center and is open to the public free of charge.
"The Wizard of Oz" is one of the most beloved films of all time. Few know more about the classic movie than Scarfone. With co-author William Stillman, Scarfone has written several books on its creation and its legacy, including, most recently, "The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion."
In addition, Scarfone and Stillman have amassed one of the world's largest and most comprehensive archives of memorabilia from the film. As historians and collectors, they have appraised rare Wizard of Oz material for auction houses and lectured extensively about the movie in a variety of venues.
Scarfone will lead a question-and-answer session after the screening.