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BCH @ BING featured artist: Diana Ross: Boss


Each month, BING will feature one or more artists selected by Black Cinema House for our BCH @ BING film series. Screenings will begin every Thursday at 7pm and will often be followed by a discussion. Feature-length films will be shown once while shorter works will be played on a loop.

As we sip our Lemonade this summer, let’s not forget Queen D. Supreme Diva Diana Ross evolved from her ground-breaking 1960s girl group to a solo superstardom that surpassed all expectations of what Black women could achieve in the entertainment industry. Cinema was central to the vision that Ross and Svengali Berry Gordy developed for her career, and for Motown. This month BCH@BING takes a look at the films of Diana Ross, all cult classics beloved for the outrageous alchemy of Ross’ fabulousness combined with eclectic production design, unforgettable music, and a host of co-starring Black luminaries.

August 25 - The Wiz (Sidney Lumet, 1978, 134 min

For many of us, this is the original. Diana, Michael, Nipsey, Ted and Toto ease down a Congoleum yellow brick road through the Blackest fantasy space ever rendered on film.

*This is a sing-along, outdoor film! Grab your lawn chair and warm up your singing voice. At 8:30pm we'll be heading down to the Muffler Shop (359 E Garfield) for the screening. Come by BING at 7pm for a drink, snacks, and some Diana Ross pregame activities!*

Performer, musical theater director and arts educator Shakila Grigler will guest host this week's event and lead the sing-along.

Admission is free. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase prior to the film.

Hours: Tues and Fri, 12–7pm • Wed, Thur,  Sat, 12–10pm