In honor of Black History Month, join Multnomah County Library’s Black Cultural Library Advocates in a screening of THE WIZ (1978). The movie will be followed by a short community conversation on the importance and impact of the film.
When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz (Richard Pryor), a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. As Dorothy goes in search of the Wiz, she's joined by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross).
NOTE: Advance tickets are sold out, but standby tickets/seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis starting at 6:45pm. We will do our best to accommodate as many people as space permits.