Sergeant York (1941)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
John H. Maurer
Fri, June 9th, 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.

Sergeant York (1941)
Join us for this Academy Award-winning biopic about one of the most decorated American soldiers of World War I: Alvin York. Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie. 134 min.


John H. Maurer is Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Grand Strategy and Sea Power at the Naval War College.


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


Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 9:30–11 am: Churchill, America, and the Great War
Featuring John H. Maurer

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