Open Memorial Day

The Museum will be open on Monday, May 28, from 10 am – 6 pm.

The Verdict (1982)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Lee Grant, John Erman
Fri, March 21st, 2014 | 7:00 pm


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.

The Verdict (1982)
Award-winning actress Lee Grant and veteran film and television director John Erman introduce this compelling courtroom drama, which stars Paul Newman as an alcoholic lawyer who seeks to redeem himself professionally and personally by taking a challenging case to trial. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling. 129 min.


Lee Grant’s stunning stage, film, and television career has included an Emmy Award for Peyton Place and an Academy Award for Shampoo. She is the author of the upcoming book, I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir. John Erman is an Emmy Award-winning television and film director, actor, and producer. Throughout his career he has directed many renowned actors, including Bernadette Peters, Bette Midler, Angela Lansbury, Dianne Wiest, and Bruce Dern.


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.

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