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.
Roman Holiday (1953)
Catherine Wyler and journalist Bob Herbert and explore this romantic jewel about a sheltered princess in Rome who sneaks out for a night on the town and meets a charming American reporter. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. 118 min.
Catherine Wyler’s career spans the worlds of film, television, and live theater. She’s served as a studio executive, an independent producer, and 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. Bob Herbert, a former New York Times columnist, is a Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos.
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.