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.
Advise & Consent (1962)
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito and constitutional scholar Philip Bobbitt introduce this intriguing political drama centered on a controversial presidential nomination for Secretary of State and the heated, and at times underhanded, confirmation debate that ensues. Directed by Otto Preminger. Starring Henry Fonda, Lew Ayres, Charles Laughton, Gene Tierney, Peter Lawford and Franchot Tone. 139 min.
Samuel Alito was nominated as an Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, by President George W. Bush, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006. Philip C. Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University and the Director of the Center on National Security at the Columbia Law School. Author of seven books, his most recent title is My Robes of State: Machiavelli and the World He Made.
Join us for a related Saturday morning talk on November 16, featuring Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Philip C. Bobbitt and Akhil Reed Amar: “The United States Constitution and the Three Branches of Government.”
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024