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 are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s inaugural film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Produced in conjunction with New-York Historical’s exhibition WWII & NYC, this selection of classic films will show a broad scope of life during and after the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Catherine Wyler discusses her father’s award-winning tale of strength and resilience on the British home front, with Lesley Stahl. Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, and Dame Mae Whitty.
Catherine Wyler’s career spans the worlds of film, television, and live theater. She has been a studio executive, an independent producer, and she has held leadership positions at major American cultural institutions. In the 1980s, she was Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures and Director of Cultural and Children’s Programming at PBS. Lesley Stahl (moderator) has been a correspondent for “60 Minutes” since 1991.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024