Event — New-York Historical Society

Film: “Desk Set” (1957)

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series

Featuring: Susan Lacy, Ron Simon

Justice in Film

Details: 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.

“Desk Set” (1957)

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn co-star in this romantic comedy as colleagues with conflicting views on the computerization of a TV network’s research division. Directed by Walter Lang. Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn. 103 min.

Remarks: Susan Lacy, the creator and former executive producer of Thirteen/WNET’s award-winning biography series American Masters, is currently working with HBO to create a biographical series for its documentary division. Ron Simon is Senior Curator of Television and Radio at the Paley Center for Media and an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University, New York University, and Hunter College, where he teaches courses on the history of media.

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

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