Feb 12, 2018 | Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
African-American Film Festival:
The Wiz (1978)
Host: AnEta Sewell
ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education
When Harlem teacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she is miraculously whisked to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East, Dorothy is told about the Wiz (Richard Pryor), who can help her get home. She is joined in her search for him by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross). (2 hours, 16 minutes)
Tickets: $10 per night or $25 for the entire festival.