Things to Come (1936)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Annette Gordon-Reed, Michael Korda, Ron Simon, Dale Gregory
Fri, December 1st, 2017 | 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.

Things to Come (1936)
After decades of fighting for a forgotten cause, a blighted Britain attempts to survive a new Dark Age. Directed by William Cameron Menzies. Starring Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke. 97 min.


Annette Gordon-Reed is Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Michael Korda, nephew of Things to Come producer Alexander Korda and son of the film’s set designer, Vincent Korda, is Editor in Chief Emeritus of Simon & Schuster. His latest book is Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory. Ron Simon is Curator of Television and Radio at the Paley Center for Media. Dale Gregory is Vice President for Public Programs at the New-York Historical Society. 


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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