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The Wiz (1978)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Gail Lumet Buckley, Dale Gregory
Fri, February 28th, 2020 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

The Wiz (1978)
This cult classic musical extravaganza is a reimagining of L. Frank Baum’s beloved book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring a star-studded all-black cast. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne. 135 min.

Please note: Due to a prior commitment, Gail Lumet Buckley will be appearing for the discussion with Dale Gregory after the screening of the film. The film will begin promptly at 7 pm, and remarks will follow afterwards.


Gail Lumet Buckley, an author, journalist, and the daughter of The Wiz costar Lena Horne, is the author of The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Dale Gregory is vice president for public programs at the New-York Historical Society.


Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society Members receive priority.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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