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.
Double Victory (2012)
Legendary filmmaker George Lucas joins Brent Staples and former Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown to discuss this documentary, produced by Lucasfilm Ltd., spotlighting America’s first all-black aerial unit who broke racial barriers and challenged stereotypes by serving their country in World War II. This documentary was made in conjunction with Lucasfilm’s Red Tails.
George Lucas is the acclaimed creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas, a renowned producer, writer, and director, and the chairman and founder of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is the executive producer of the 2012 Lucasfilm production Red Tails. Roscoe Brown is the director of the Center for Urban Education Policy at the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY and a former Tuskegee Airman. During World War II, he flew 68 long-range missions from August of 1944 to March of 1945 and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. Brent Staples (moderator) writes on a wide range of topics—including politics, culture, race, education, and housing—for The New York Times editorial board. He is the author of Parallel Time: Growing Up in Black and White, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024