High Noon (1952)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Ted Widmer
Fri, May 30th, 2014 | 7:00 pm


This event is part of the New-York Historical Society's spring 2014 Free Fridays programs, sponsored by Bank of America. Entrance to the film series is free during the Museum'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.

High Noon (1952)
Author Ted Widmer delves into one of the greatest Western dramas of all time, which features Gary Cooper as a brave small-town lawman who prepares for the arrival of a deadly nemesis at high noon. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell. 85 min.


Ted Widmer is Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Brown University and former director and librarian of the John Carter Brown Library. He is the author and editor of several books, including, most recently, Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


The New-York Historical Society is grateful to Bank of America for its generous support of all Free Fridays programs.

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