American Madness (1932)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Richard Brody, Adam Gopnik
Fri, February 14th, 2014 | 7:00 pm


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.

American Madness (1932)
Released 14 years before It’s a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra hints at the darker side of the American dream in this Depression-era film about an idealistic bank president who faces disaster after his institution is robbed. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring Walter Huston. 75 min.


Richard Brody is the movie listings editor at The New Yorker, where he writes film reviews, a DVD column, and the blog "The Front Row." Adam Gopnik, award-winning author and journalist at The New Yorker, is a recipient of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting.


Join us for a related Saturday morning talk on February 15, featuring James Grant, Amity Shlaes, and Byron R. Wien: “Before the Fall: From the Roaring Twenties to the Crash of ’29.


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