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Vertigo (1958)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Ric Burns
Fri, March 4th, 2016 | 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. This series explores 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 local communities.

Vertigo (1958)
This Alfred Hitchcock thriller stars James Stewart as a former detective suffering from acrophobia who is hoodwinked into insanity, love, and obsession. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak. 128 min.


Ric Burns is the writer and director of numerous historical documentaries and is the founder of Steeplechase Films, an award-winning production company that has become one of PBS’s most trusted collaborators. 


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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