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The Best Years of Our Lives: Engineering the Body

03/24/19 | 2:00 pm

Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave Map

718-777-6800

$7 and up


24-03-2019 12:00:00 24-03-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York The Best Years of Our Lives: Engineering the Body | 2:00 pm Dir. William Wyler. 1946, 170 mins. DCP. With Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Teresa Wright, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo, Harold Russell, Hoagy Carmichael. Three veterans struggle to readjust to their home lives after World War II. The biggest struggle comes for Homer (played by real-life veteran Harold Russell), who has lost both hands in combat and must learn to adapt to prosthetic hooks. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor, William Wyler's production is one of the most moving of all classic Hollywood films. The screening will be followed by a conversation about engineering prosthetics and the power and limitations of non-normative bodies. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=356524 Museum of the Moving Image Museum of the Moving Image

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Dir. William Wyler. 1946, 170 mins. DCP. With Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Teresa Wright, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo, Harold Russell, Hoagy Carmichael. Three veterans struggle to readjust to their home lives after World War II. The biggest struggle comes for Homer (played by real-life veteran Harold Russell), who has lost both hands in combat and must learn to adapt to prosthetic hooks. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor, William Wyler's production is one of the most moving of all classic Hollywood films. The screening will be followed by a conversation about engineering prosthetics and the power and limitations of non-normative bodies.

Venue Description: Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its expanded and renovated facilities - acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design - the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year. The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts.

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