The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Thelma Schoonmaker
Fri, January 17th, 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.


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.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Starting with the Second Boer War and moving through WWI and beyond, this emotional epic takes viewers on a journey through four decades in the life and loves of British military officer Clive Wynne-Candy. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook. 163 min.


Thelma Schoonmaker is one of the industry’s best and most celebrated film editors. She has won three Academy Awards—for her work on Raging Bull, The Aviator, and The Departed—and has been nominated for four more. Ms. Schoonmaker has been an integral part of director Martin Scorsese’s creative team for over 40 years and has edited all of his feature films since 1980.


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

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