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.
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
This Academy Award-winning biographical drama follows the story of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England who refused to annul King Henry VIII’s marriage. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw. 120 min.
Samuel Alito was nominated as Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, by President George W. Bush and took his seat on January 31, 2006. Philip C. Bobbitt is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University.
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
Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 9:30–11 am: The Freedom of Conscience
Featuring Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito; Philip C. Bobbitt; Akhil Reed Amar