This event is part of the New-York Historical Society's spring 2014 Free Fridays programs, sponsored by Bank of America. Entrance to the film series is free during the Museum'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.
12 Angry Men (1957)
Author Kati Marton and constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar discuss one of the most powerful legal dramas of all time, which places the viewer in the small room where twelve jurors hold the life-or-death fate of an accused murderer in their hands. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall. 96 min.
Kati Marton is an award-winning journalist and human rights advocate. She is the author of eight books, including Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America and Paris: A Love Story. Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University and the author of America’s Constitution: A Biography and America’s Unwritten Constitution.
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 Fridays programs.