Clairidge Classics Celebrates Black Voices

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Introducing… Clairidge Classics, our new monthly series of contemporary classic films presented on the big screen as they were meant to be seen!

Join us every Saturday at 11:00 AM and Tuesday at 7:30 PM for these special screenings of the films that define the form!

February 2023

CELEBRATING BLACK VOICES!


THE WIZ (1978)
Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 PM
When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she’s miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East upon her arrival, Dorothy is told about the Wiz (Richard Pryor), a wizard who can help her get back to Manhattan. As Dorothy goes in search of the Wiz, she’s joined by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), the Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and the Cowardly Lion (Ted Ross).

 


LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000)
Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 PM
From the time they were kids, Monica and Quincy were meant to be together. Over the course of two decades, they have an on-again off-again relationship while pursuing their mutual dream careers in basketball. They play the same game and share the same dream. All is fair in love and basketball.


COFFY (1973)
Saturday, February 18 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 PM
As a nurse, Coffy (Pam Grier) has seen the ill effects of drugs up close, but it isn’t until her little sister becomes addicted to heroin that she finally decides to wage a one-woman battle. Disguised as a prostitute, Coffy goes on a killing rampage, at first going after street dealers and pimps such as sleazy King George (Robert DoQui), then gradually working her way up to bigger honchos. She’s shocked, however, when she discovers that her politician boyfriend (Booker Bradshaw) is involved.


MAHOGANY (1975)
Saturday, February 25 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
Struggling Chicago fashion design student Tracy (Diana Ross) goes from rags to riches when a chance meeting with hotshot fashion photographer Sean (Anthony Perkins) in the department store where she works leads to a runway life as a model in Rome. Tracy’s overnight success and strong ambitions bring her professional success as a designer, but her diva antics may destroy her relationship with social activist Brian (Billy Dee Williams), as well as her respect in the fashion world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Films in this Series:

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The Idea of You

April 30

A 40-year-old single mom begins an unexpected romance with a 24-year-old boy band singer.

 

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The Trail Running Film Festival 2024

May 30

The Trail Running Film Festival is thrilled to announce its triumphant return, promising an even more exhilarating and diverse experience for trail running enthusiasts worldwide.

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Path of the Panther

June 6 Only!

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The Metropolitan Opera Live: Madama Butterfly

May 11 & 15

Extraordinary soprano Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy.

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Challengers

April 25 - May 2

Tashi, a former tennis prodigy turned coach is married to a champion on a losing streak. Her strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

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