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.
The Gang’s All Here (1943)
Two experts celebrate this classic musical in which a soldier’s budding romance is complicated by his posting in the Pacific...and by his fiancée! Directed by Busby Berkeley. Starring Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda. Phil Baker. 103 min.
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. Will Friedwald, a music writer for The Wall Street Journal, has written for The New York Times, The New York Sun, The Village Voice, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. His most recent book is A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers.
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.