Stormy Weather (1943)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Gail Lumet Buckley, Bob Herbert
Fri, February 2nd, 2018 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, 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.

Stormy Weather (1943)
This classic musical is loosely based on—and stars—dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and his rise to fame as a performer. Directed by Andrew L. Stone. Starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson. 78 min.


Gail Lumet Buckley, daughter of Stormy Weather actress Lena Horne, is the author of The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family. Bob Herbert is Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos, a contributing editor at The American Prospect magazine, and a former New York Times columnist. 


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 advance 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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