Justice in Film: Lincoln (2012)
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400 Price: Free with pay-what-you-wish admission
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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.
Set in 1865, Steven Spielberg’s historical drama follows President Lincoln’s struggle to persuade Congress to pass the 13th Amendment. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones. 150 min.
Harold Holzer, the author, co-author, or editor of more than 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era, is Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. He served as a content consultant for the movie Lincoln. Edna Greene Medford is a professor and chair of the Department of History at Howard University.Buy tickets/get more info now