Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Robert Post, Linda Greenhouse
Fri, February 21st, 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.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Robert Post, Dean of Yale Law School, and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse team up to present Frank Capra’s classic political comedy-drama, which showcases Jimmy Stewart at his “everyman” finest. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, and Edward Arnold. 129 min.


Robert Post is Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author or editor of numerous books. Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, a position she assumed in January 2009 following a 40-year career as the Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times. She has received several major journalism awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.


Join us for a related Saturday morning talk on February 22, featuring Kenji Yoshino, Robert Post, and Linda Greenhouse: “The U.S. Constitution, Congress, and the Media.


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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