Event — New-York Historical Society

Film: “The Lives of Others” (2006)

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

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:00 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series

Featuring: Linda Greenhouse, Robert Post, Kenji Yoshino

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.

“The Lives of Others” (2006)

In this political thriller set in 1980s East Germany, an officer of the Stasi is asked to survey a famous theatrical couple suspected of anti-government writings. (German with English subtitles.) Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Starring Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch. 137 min.

Remarks: Linda Greenhouse is Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, as well as a former Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times. Robert Post is Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Kenji Yoshino is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.

Cost: Included with Museum Admission

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