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The Wiz

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The Wiz

Please note, due to a scheduling conflict, The Wiz will now screen on Oct. 14 instead of Oct. 21 as previously announced.

Featuring an entirely African-American cast, The Wiz was inspired by the Broadway Motown version of The Wizard of Oz. It’s got joyous singing and dancing, plenty of laughs, and an all-star cast led by Diana Ross as Dorothy, a Harlem schoolteacher transported to the Land of Oz (which looks suspiciously like a riff on New York City). During her adventures, she meets Glinda the Good Witch (Lena Horne), a scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell), the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross), and The Wiz himself (Richard Pryor). Quincy Jones supervised the music. Four Oscar nominations.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)


Q&A Guest Curator Jenny Lumet
Sunday, Oct. 14 2018, 5:00
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Jenny Lumet wrote Rachel Getting Married, which Jonathan Demme directed. Her grandmother was the singer, actor, and civil rights activist Lena Horne and her father was the filmmaker Sidney Lumet. She is an executive director of BinderCon, a conference for women and non-gender-conforming writers, and holds screenwriting seminars for women of color and women over 40.

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