Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, 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.
Libeled Lady (1936)
Things get out of hand when a plot to prevent a newspaper from folding under a libel suit goes awry. Nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1936, this screwball comedy features a venerable who’s who of 1930s Hollywood stars. Directed by Jack Conway. Starring Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy. 98 min.
Philip Bobbitt is a leading constitutional theorist and Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University. Betty Sue Flowers is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Texas at Austin and the former director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum.
Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society Members receive priority.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024