Thursday Oct. 6, 10:40 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Director: Morgan White
Runtime: 91 minutes
The Slippers pulls back the Wizard's curtain on the unbelievable story and cultural impact of Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Using firsthand accounts and archival interviews, this film details the life of the ruby slippers after their sale at the famed 1970 MGM auction. Discovered by costumer Kent Warner, it is unclear how many pairs were found and how many were originally made. That mystery has only helped to propel the shoes to the forefront of the Hollywood memorabilia market. They have been bought, sold, resold, coveted by many and are considered the most important Hollywood keepsake. The Slippers masterfully reveals the story behind the glamour – a story filled with crime, conspiracy theories, broken promises and a whole lot of Debbie Reynolds. The ruby slippers are all about dreams, both realized and wrecked. – insideout Toronto LGBT Film Festival
Principal Cast: Rhys Thomas, Michael Shaw, Todd Fisher, Glenn Brown, Laura Woolley, John Fricke, John Henson, Debbie Reynolds, Marc Wannamaker, Anthony Landini
Writers: Derek Lajeunesse, Morgan White
Producers: Morgan White, Rhys Thomas
Cinematographers: Kuba Psuty, Bartek Stojkowski, Mike Rilstone Jr.
Editor: Derek Lajeunesse
Music: Brigitte Dajczer