Paisan (1946)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Ron Simon, Angela Dalle Vacche
Fri, June 27th, 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.

Paisan (1946)
Ron Simon and Angela Dalle Vacche introduce the second film in Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy. Set during the Italian Campaign of World War II, this film powerfully explores the psychological, physical, and economic effects of war. Other speaker TBA. Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Starring Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs. 126 min.


Ron Simon has been a curator at The Paley Center for Media since the early 1980s and is an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University, New York University, and Hunter College, where he teaches courses on the history of media. Angela Dalle Vacche is a professor and the director of Italian Film Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has previously taught European and International Cinema at Vassar College and Yale University and is the author of several books, including The Body in the Mirror: Shapes of History in Italian Cinema.


Join us for a related Saturday breakfast program on June 28, featuring Rick Atkinson: “The Day of Battle: World War II in Sicily and Italy.”


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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