The African Queen (1951)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Ted Widmer
Fri, June 2nd, 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.

The African Queen (1951)
A straight-laced British missionary and an alcoholic Canadian boat captain are forced to overcome their differences as they make the treacherous journey down an East African river under imperial German control. Join us for this iconic adventure set at the beginning of World War I. Directed by John Huston. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn. 105 min.


Ted Widmer, an author and historian, is the Director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. 


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

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