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.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, in conversation with Richard Brody, presents one of his favorite films, a zany comedy set in postwar Germany about a French officer who soon discovers that moving to America with his new wife won’t be as simple as they thought. Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan and Marion Marshall.
Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. During his tenure at the magazine, he has written fiction and humor pieces, book reviews, profiles, reporting pieces, and more than a hundred stories for “The Talk of the Town” and “Comment.” His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include Paris to the Moon; Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life; and The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food. Mr. Gopnik has won the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism three times and also the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. Richard Brody (moderator) 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