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Lectures & Conversations
Screening and Discussion of Lincoln with Tony Kushner and Harold Holzer
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
The Civil War: 150 Years
Tony Kushner
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Tue, January 29th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
$35
(members $25)

EVENT DETAILS

Celebrating the release of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the New-York Historical Society presents a screening of this monumental film followed by a conversation with screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. Join us for an evening commemorating President Lincoln and those who led the courageous fight to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, a copy of which is currently on display at the New-York Historical Society.

Lincoln (2012)
149 minutes
DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox in association with Participant Media. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, and Tommy Lee Jones.

Based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Lincoln: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.

SPEAKER BIOS

Tony Kushner is the screenwriter of Lincoln and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Harold Holzer (moderator) is the author, coauthor or editor of more than 40 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His latest book is Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America, a film companion for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. He served as a Content Consultant for the movie Lincoln.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

PURCHASING TICKETS BY PHONE/IN PERSON

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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