The Wiz (1978)

October 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
The Wiz (1978)

This joyous film reinvents the classic Wizard of Oz with a modern and urban twist that follows the adventures of Dorothy, a young girl from Harlem, as she is whisked away to the magical land. With an all-star cast including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Richard Pryor, The Wiz delights with its infectious musical numbers, dazzling choreography, and colorful sets. It celebrates the power of self-discovery, friendship, and embracing one’s uniqueness while delivering a message of hope and empowerment. Directed by Sidney Lumet. US. 2 hours 13 minutes. Rated G.

Presented in conjunction with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture exhibition Love Overflowing. On Saturday at 1pm, tour the exhibition with curator Frank Mitchell. On Sunday, join a family artmaking activity from noon to 2pm. Special activities included with film or museum admission. One free popcorn per person included with film admission.