Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 PM). No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s inaugural film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Produced in conjunction with New-York Historical’s exhibition WWII & NYC, this selection of classic films will show a broad scope of life during and after the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.
Author Kati Marton and New Yorker film critic David Denby team up to present one of the landmarks of American cinema: Casablanca, a romantic and political drama amid the dread of World War II. Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, and Conrad Veidt.
Kati Marton has combined a career as a reporter and writer with human rights advocacy. She has published eight books and contributed as a reporter to ABC News, Public Broadcasting Services, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The Times of London, and The Washington Post. Her most recent books are Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America and Paris: A Love Story. David Denby has been a staff writer and film critic at The New Yorker since 1998. Before joining the magazine, he was the film critic for New York magazine for twenty years. His writing has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Review of Books, and The New Republic and he is a recipient of the National Magazine Award.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024