Event — New-York Historical Society

Film: “Inherit the Wind” (1960)

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

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Friday, November 18, 2016, 7:00 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series

Featuring: Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Philip C. Bobbitt

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. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history.

“Inherit the Wind” (1960)

This classic, fictional dramatization of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial tells the story of lawyer Clarence Darrow, played by Spencer Tracy, who must defend a man accused of teaching evolution in the classroom. Directed by Stanley Kramer. Starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly. 128 min.

Remarks: 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 Jurisprudence at Columbia University and the director of the Center on National Security at Columbia Law School.

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

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