Screening The Wiz
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20 July 2018, 18:30
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The Wizz Poster
Fashion scholar Sequoia Barnes introduces this cult classic, a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (which features an entirely African American cast including Michael Jackson as Scarecrow to Diana Ross’ Dorothy) and explores its cultural significance. Dir: Sidney Lumet, 1979. Cert: U. 134 minutes.
With a background in museum studies, material culture, and design history, Sequoia’s scholarly research encompasses fashion history/theory and black cultural studies as intersectional fields of research. Her particular subjects of focus encompass fashion as a medium of black expressions from gender and sexuality to the bodily performance of dress.
Part of the programme of events complementing Michael Jackson: On the Wall.