Coming Home (1978)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Susan Lacy
Fri, January 26th, 2018 | 7:00 pm


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.

Coming Home (1978)
This classic, produced by and starring Jane Fonda, tells the story of a deployed Vietnam War captain’s wife who volunteers at a local veterans hospital where she befriends a bitter paraplegic. Directed by Hal Ashby. Starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern. 127 min.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society
with support from


Susan Lacy, a renowned filmmaker, is the creator and former executive producer of the award-winning PBS biography series American Masters. In 2013, she made the move from public television to independent filmmaking with the formation of her own company, Pentimento Productions. She is producer and director of an upcoming HBO documentary on Jane Fonda. 


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

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