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.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Adam Gopnik and Richard Brody dive into Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, in which a young reporter struggles to uncover Nazi agents in Britain. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders. 120 min.
Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He has won the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism three times and also the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. His books include Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life, and The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food. Richard Brody is the movie listings editor at The New Yorker, where he writes film reviews, a DVD column, and the blog "The Front Row." He is the author of Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard.
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.