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 Winslow Boy (1948)
Philip C. Bobbitt and Betty Sue Flowers introduce this classic film that pits the rights of an individual against a powerful establishment. Directed by Anthony Asquith. Starring Robert Donat, Margaret Leighton, Sir Cedric Hardwicke. 117 min.
Philip C. Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University and the Director of the Center on National Security at the Columbia Law School. Professor Bobbitt has served the U.S. government during six presidential administrations, both Democratic and Republican, and in 2010 he was appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee on International Law to the Secretary of State. Betty Sue Flowers is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Texas at Austin and the former Director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Over the course of her career she has also served as a consultant for NASA and has worked with major international organizations on global scenarios for the future. She has received degrees from the University of Texas and the University of London.
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.