Event — New-York Historical Society

Moby Dick (1956)

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series

Featuring: Antonio Monda, Ron Simon, Dale Gregory

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

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Fri, March 31st, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Details: Justice in Film
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.

Moby Dick (1956)
This cinematic adventure based on Herman Melville’s classic novel traces Captain Ahab’s mad, vengeful chase after a great white whale. Directed by John Huston. Starring Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, Orson Welles. 116 min.

Antonio Monda is Artistic Director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival. He teaches in the Film and Television Department at New York University. Ron Simon is 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. Dale Gregory is Vice President for Public Programs at the New-York Historical Society.

Cost: Included in admission.

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