The lunatic is on the grass. Or in this case, asphalt and concrete. The identity of the acid-test pioneer who first paired Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz is lost in the mists of 90s history. But his or her flash of inspiration has become a viral phenomenon, fueling innumerable rumors, re-creations, and laughably bad term papers. Its not especially convincing to peruse some wizards list of the points of intersection between Pink Floyds space opus and L. Frank Baums freaky fairy tale (as rendered by a legion of Hollywood hopheads); you have to sample the combo platter yourself to accept that something is afoot beyond random chance. It was only a matter of time before someone had the bright idea of transporting the urban legend to city streets, in the form of a semisurreptitious outdoor screening. The avant-garde film mavens of kino21 dreamed up the scheme, which means Pink Wiz is a certified art event, unlike the stoner goof you staged in the dorm. If you want to bring the same party favors, well, theres no RA to stop you just S.F.s finest.
Sun., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., 2008