2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Slippers

Friday, March 11
6:30PM - 8:01PM

Alamo Lamar D
1120 S Lamar Blvd


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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. 

Through first-hand accounts and archival interviews, THE SLIPPERS will detail 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 pairs exist. That mystery has only helped to propel the shoes to the forefront of the Hollywood memorabilia market.

They have been bought, stolen, and coveted by many. They are considered the most important piece of Hollywood memorabilia and the catalyst for the creation of Hollywood memorabilia collecting.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 91min

Director: Morgan White

Executive Producer: Andrea Gorfolova

Producer: Morgan White, Rhys Thomas

Screenwriter: Derek Lajeunesse, Morgan White

Cinematographer: Kuba Psuty, Bartek Stojkowski, Mike Rilstone Jr.

Editor: Derek Lajeunesse

Music: Brigitte Dajczer

Principal Cast: Rhys Thomas, Michael Shaw, Todd Fisher, Glenn Brown, Laura Woolley, John Fricke, John Henson, Debbie Reynolds, Marc Wannamaker, Anthony Landini


A cinephile practically since birth, Morgan White grew up on a steady dose of all things Hollywood. THE SLIPPERS marks his second foray in to documentary filmmaking, his first being THE REP, a film about a group of three film fans opening a repertory cinema in today's dying landscape of independent movie theatres.

Distributor: Tricon Films & Television

Sales Agent: Karthiga Ratnasabapathy

Public Film Contact
Morgan White
Tricon Films & Television
(647) 802-4323

Publicity Contact
Kara MacLean



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