Part of Gene Wilder Tribute Month
Enzian is proud to present STIR CRAZY (1980) in collaboration with the 2017 ZORA! Festival, and the Society to Preserve Eatonville. Directed by Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking Academy Award winner for Best Actor, Stir Crazy is the first film directed by an African-American to earn more than $100 million at the box office. Please arrive promptly for a presentation by Professor Anthony Major, Program Director for the ZORA! Festival and Africana Studies at UCF, on the historical significance of the film, its director, and the week’s ZORA! Festival events.
Presentation begins at 9:30PM
Film begins at 9:45PM
About the Presenter:
Mr. Major is Program Director for the Zora Neale Hurston Institute for Documentary Studies, and the Africana Studies Program, College of Arts & Humanities, Dean’s Office and Associate Professor, Film/School of Visual Art & Design at the University of Central Florida. Mr. Major served the Dean of UCF/CAS as the Acting Program Director of the UCF Film Program for the school year 1998-1999, Associate Chair/Film Department 2002-2003, Assistant Director, School of Film and Digital Media 2003-2005 and as Managing Director of the UCF CIVIC THEATRE, (currently known as The Orlando Repertory Theatre), 2001/2002.
With a jailbreak offering them their only way out, a despondent duo (Wilder and the great Richard Pryor) rack their brains to figure out a foolproof plan. Fortuitously, one of them discovers an unexpected talent, and an escape plan begins to take shape at the annual prisoners’ rodeo.
USA, 1980, 111 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Sidney Poitier