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. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.
Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Robert Mulligan’s classic dramatization of Harper Lee’s award-winning novel exposes social crises within a Depression-era Southern town, raising questions of morality, racism, justice, and poverty. Directed by Robert Mulligan. Starring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Brock Peters, Robert Duvall. 129 min.
Sherrilyn Ifill is the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and the critically-acclaimed author of On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century. Khalil Gibran Muhammad is Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, and author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024