The Searchers (1956)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Stuart Klawans
Fri, March 17th, 2017 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

The Searchers (1956)
In this famous John Ford Western, John Wayne stars in his iconic role as Ethan Edwards, an embittered veteran who sets out on a quest to rescue his niece from her kidnappers. Directed by John Ford. Starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles. 119 min.


Stuart Klawans, an award-winning journalist, has served as film critic for The Nation since 1988.


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.


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

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