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WWII and its Legacy in Film/Justice in Film at New-York Historical Society

10/18/13 through 11/15/13 7pm 170 Central Park West Map
212-873-3400
www.nyhistory.org Ages: All Ages

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The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series on FRIDAY nights at 7 PM, focusing on the themes of "WWI and Its Legacy in Film" and "Justice in Film." Highlights include All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and Grand Illusion (1937), with opening remarks for both films by Kati Marton and New Yorker film critic David Denby; In the Heat of the Night (1967), with opening remarks by actress Lee Grant and acclaimed producer Susan Lacy; To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), with opening remarks by Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and Khalil Gibran Muhammad; and Advise & Consent (1962), introduced by Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito and Philip Bobbitt.

Venue Description: Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in New York and serves as the collective memory of the city. The N-YHS offers a vast collection of American painting, sculpture, photographs, books, manuscripts, antique coaches and fire engines, works by Tiffany and more. Several exhibitions are featured yearly, as well as lectures and educational programs. Don't miss four centuries of museum collections--Tiffany lamps, furniture and paintings in the Henry Luce III Center for American Culture. It is a not-to-be-missed location while visiting New York City.

The New-York Historical Society is located in a landmark building at 170 Central Park West between 76th and 77th Street. It is open to the general public Tuesday through Sunday and on selected holiday Mondays. It is also open on Mondays during special exhibitions for school and adult groups. N-YHS facilities, galleries and auditorium are wheelchair accessible; a wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street. The N-YHS provides guided tours of the galleries several times a day and special tours for small and large groups may be arranged.

Visiting the Society: The New-York Historical Society is open to the general public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m; we offer free admission on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.

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