Tuesday, July 11
12:30 5:10 9:45
Directed by David Greene
(1973) Flower power NYC, with the parables and overall story of the Gospel of St Matthew reenacted by hippie-ly clad players all over mainly empty Gotham locations. Adapted from the endlessly revived Stephen Schwartz Broadway musical. 35mm. Approx. 103 min.
“I can’t remember another film that seems to have caught the way New York appears on a lot of hot summer days, when its jagged outlines are softened by a golden smog.”
– Vincent Canby
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Starring Diana Ross, Lena Horne, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor
(1978) Schoolteacher Diana Ross eases on down the road to the land of Oz, which looks exactly like... 70s NYC! From the all-Black Broadway version of The Wizard of Oz, with Lena Horne (Lumet’s mother-in-law) as the Good Witch, Michael Jackson as Scarecrow, and Richard Pryor in the title role, et al. 35mm. Approx. 133 min.
12:30, 5:10, 9:45
“Sidney Lumet’s spectacular, joyous production of The Wiz generates a mood of wonder and sentimental rapture.”
– Washington Post