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Strangers on a Train (1951)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Ric Burns
Fri, April 18th, 2014 | 7:00 pm


This event is part of the New-York Historical Society's spring 2014 Free Fridays programs, sponsored by Bank of America. Entrance to the film series is free during the Museum's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 – 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.

Strangers on a Train (1951)
Internationally-renowned documentary filmmaker Ric Burns delves into Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful thriller about two strangers whose discussion of the perfect murder takes a deadly turn. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker. 101 min.


Ric Burns, founder of Steeplechase Films, is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker and writer, best known for his critically-acclaimed, eight-part series, New York: A Documentary Film. His current project is The Pilgrims: A Documentary Film.


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 Fridays programs.

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