The Wiz

Sidney Lumet · 1978
134min · DCP

Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross), a shy kindergarten teacher, is swept away to the magic land of Oz where she embarks on a quest to return home. The Wiz features spectacular musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones and an all-star cast including Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross. Ease on down the road!

“…it’s slick and energetic and fun…” Roger Ebert

“I dig the film’s druggy ’70s vibe. I dig its infectious soundtrack. I dig pretty much the entire cast, especially Jackson in his only major film role and Pryor’s heartbreakingly powerless Wizard.” Nathan Rabin, The AV Club