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.
WWI and Its Legacy in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Organized in conjunction with The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, these classic films take us through the trenches of the Great War and provide insight into how this conflict, unprecedented in scale, reshaped the 20th century.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Set in the trenches and battlefields of the First World War, this powerful anti-war epic chronicles a group of young German soldiers as they discover the harsh realities of combat. Directed by Lewis Milestone. Starring Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Slim Summerville. 138 min.
David Denby has been a staff writer and film critic at The New Yorker since 1998. Before joining the magazine, Mr. Denby was the film critic for New York magazine for twenty years and was the recipient of a National Magazine Award. 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.
Join us for a related Saturday morning talk on October 19, featuring John H. Maurer: “Churchill and the Origins of the First World War.”
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024