Admission to the film programs is free in conjunction with 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).
Swing Time Films
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 Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York, this selection of classic films from the 1930s reflects the values and themes explored in the art of the Depression Era.
Catherine Wyler and Susan Lacy discuss William Wyler’s classic romance, starring Walter Huston in one of his greatest roles as a middle-aged man whose life changes forever when he takes his vain wife on a trip to Europe. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Mary Astor. 101 min.
Catherine Wyler’s career spans the worlds of film, television, and live theater. She has been a studio executive, an independent producer, and she has held leadership positions at major American cultural institutions. In the 1980s, she was Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures and Director of Cultural and Children’s Programming at PBS. Susan Lacy is the creator and executive producer of American Masters, Thirteen/WNET’s award-winning biography series, celebrating arts and culture. Created and launched in 1986, the series has earned 50 Emmy nominations and 23 awards, an Oscar, three Grammys, and 12 Peabody Awards.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Friday Night Programs.