The Baker's Wife (1938)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Adam Gopnik
Fri, November 8th, 2019 | 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.

The Baker’s Wife (1938)
An idyllic village in the South of France is thrown into disarray when the local baker’s wife runs off with another man. When the villagers realize the baker is too devastated to continue baking for them, they devise a plan to set things right. (French with English subtitles.) Directed by Marcel Pagnol. Starring Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin. 134 min.


Adam Gopnik has been a writer for the New Yorker since 1986. He is the award-winning author of several books, including Paris to the Moon, a series of essays written while he lived in Paris, and A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism.


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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