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).
World War II and Its Legacy in Film
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.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
The tumultuous feelings of a world on the brink of war are reflected in this riveting adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic novel of love and betrayal. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier. 103 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. Lesley Stahl (moderator) has been a correspondent for “60 Minutes” since 1991.
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.