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.
High Noon (1952)
Considered one of the greatest Western dramas of all time, High Noon stars 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. 85 min.
Philip C. Bobbitt, an author and scholar, is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University and the director of the Center on National Security at Columbia Law School. Amanda Foreman, daughter of High Noon screenwriter Carl Foreman, is an award-winning author, historian, and journalist. She is the writer and presenter of the BBC/Netflix series The Ascent of Woman.
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