Event — New-York Historical Society

Film: “The Big Country” (1958)

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

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:00 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series

Featuring: Catherine Wyler, Susan Lacy

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.

“The Big Country” (1958)

When an Easterner moves west to be with his fiancée, he finds himself embroiled in a ranching feud over water rights. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker. 166 min.

Remarks: Catherine Wyler, daughter of director William Wyler, has served as a studio executive, an independent producer, and has held leadership positions at major American cultural institutions. Susan Lacy, the creator and former executive producer of Thirteen/WNET’s award-winning biography series American Masters, is President, Director, and Producer of Pentimento Productions.

Cost: Included with museum admission.

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