The New Orleans Film Society will screen The Wiz
tonight, Sept, 23, at the monthly Arts Market of New Orleans at Palmer Park (S Carrollton at S. Claiborne avenues). Directed by Sidney Lumet, the 1978 film was based on the Broadway musical, which reimagines L. Frank Baum's children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
in the context of African-American culture. It stars Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor and Nipsey Russell. The screening is free and open to the pubic and begins at 7:30 p.m.