Family Flicks Film Series: The Wiz
Co-presented with the UCLA Film & Television Archive
Appropriate for ages 7+
Director Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz transplants L. Frank Baum’s fantastical world from somewhere over the rainbow to somewhere over the Brooklyn Bridge in this toe-tapping adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. Diana Ross heads up an all African American cast as Dorothy, who’s whisked from Harlem to a wildly re-imagined New York City, where she and Toto are befriended by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), Tin Man (Nipsey Russell), and Lion (Ted Ross) as they “ease on down the road” to see the Wiz (Richard Pryor). (1978, 134 MIN., DIR. SIDNEY LUMET)
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.
The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.