The first Cabin Fever film will be a sing-a-long to "The Wizard of Oz" (Warner Bros./cinematheque)
Cabin Fever is a series of free Sunday afternoon movies for kids. Kicking off this weekend at Cinematheque and continuing to the end of February, this year's line-up mixes vintage Disney (remember Fred MacMurray?), the Marx Brothers, a much-loved musical fantasy and a mind-blowing nature doc.
A nice alternative to the multiplex, these films offer older, out-of-the-way viewing pleasures. And kids will probably love them, as long as you don't suggest they're educational.
This weekend's feature is The Wizard of Oz, the classic 1939 tale of Dorothy's Technicolor, not-in-Kansas-anymore adventures in the magical land of Oz. (Flying monkey warning! I know grownups who are still traumatized.) Even better, this is a sing-along version. Lyrics appearing at the bottom of the screen mean you can belt out "If I Only Had a Brain" or "Follow the Yellow Brick Road." And moms, now is your chance to channel Judy Garland with your heartrending rendition of "Over the Rainbow."