Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.
Adam’s Rib (1949)
This classic comedy stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as married lawyers who oppose each other in court. Directed by George Cukor. Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn. 101 min.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society
Annette Gordon-Reed is Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. The Honorable Robert R. Reed is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, sitting in New York County, where he presides over jury trials and manages a wide-ranging docket of civil litigation actions and proceedings. Ron Simon is Curator of Television and Radio at the Paley Center for Media. Dale Gregory is Vice President for Public Programs at the New-York Historical Society.
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 advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society Members receive priority.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024