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The Madness of King George (1994)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Linda Greenhouse, Robert Post, Kenji Yoshino
Fri, February 21st, 2020 | 7:00 pm


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.

The Madness of King George (1994)
Join us for a presentation of the BAFTA Award-winning film that depicts the true story of King George III, whose increasingly erratic behavior in 1788, not long after the loss of the American Revolution, sets off a power struggle in Parliament and within his own family. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Starring Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm. 111 min.


Linda Greenhouse is Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law and former dean of Yale Law School. Kenji Yoshino is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.


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


Saturday, February 22, 9:30–11 am | “Power, Politics, and Madness
Featuring Linda Greenhouse, Robert Post, Kenji Yoshino

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