Admission to the film programs is free in conjunction with New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 PM). No advanced reservations are possible for these events. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 PM. Auditorium doors open at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted).
World War II and Its Legacy in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s inaugural film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. Produced in conjunction with New-York Historical’s exhibition WWII & NYC, this selection of classic films will show a broad scope of life during and after the most widespread and destructive conflict in human history.
I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
Thelma Schoonmaker, the Academy Award-winning editor renowned for her work with Martin Scorsese, talks about her late husband Michael Powell’s masterpiece—a wartime romance between a fiery young woman and a naval officer on shore leave. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Starring Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown. 88 min.
Thelma Schoonmaker is one of the industry’s best and most celebrated film editors. She has won three Academy Awards—for her work on Raging Bull, The Aviator, and The Departed—and has been nominated for four more. Ms. Schoonmaker has worked extensively with director Martin Scorsese and has edited all of his feature films since 1980, including Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, and The King of Comedy.
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 Friday Night Programs.